Even though Midwinter Meeting ended over a week ago, the YALSA Board continues to actively work on Association decision-making and projects. Some of what the Board has worked on in the past week includes:

  • Discussing the 2015 ALA Strategic Plan. These discussions are taking place on the YALSA Board’s ALA Connect space and Board members are conversing about questions they have about the plan, how the new plan supports the work of YALSA, and how YALSA can support the work of the ALA plan. ALA is asking for Division feedback on the draft plan by February 15, YALSA will submit their comments to ALA by that deadline.
  • Answering questions about YALSA’s selected lists. Last week Frequently Asked Questions related to these lists were posted on the YALSA web site. Over the past several days YALSA Board members have continued to answer questions about the lists. The FAQs have now been updated to reflect the conversations Board members are having. To read an updated version of the FAQs visit the YALSA web site.
  • Considering a proposal (via ALA Connect) submitted to the Board from the YA Literature Symposium Task Force. This proposal suggests ways in which to integrate virtual components into the Symposium which takes place in November 2010. The Board is discussing the suggestions made by the Task Force with an eye to serving members effectively and making good strategic financial decisions. The Task Force proposal is available on the YALSA web site.

There is also news about YAttitudes. In order to better meet member needs, at their Midwinter meetings the YALSA Board voted to revise the publishing schedule for YAttitudes. Starting in the spring, the e-newsletter will be published on a monthly basis (instead of the current quarterly schedule) and will include up-to-date information about the Association, members, and services to teens. Over the next several weeks more details about the change will be made available.

As the Board continues their work I will continue to post updates on the blog.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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