Did you feel a certain sense of renewal, energy and possibility this morning when you turned the page from January to February?’  Perhaps it is just the spark that comes from the lengthening of sunlight hours, but maybe on some deep level you just know it is time to consider running for an elected YALSA office or position! ‘ Yes, I am talking about the 2011 slate of candidates that this year’s nominating committee is now putting together!

The 2011 Nominating Committee is eager to hear from YALSA members who want to enhance their leadership skills, broaden their network of friends and colleagues, and have lots of fun while working to create better library service for teens by serving YALSA.

For the 2011 slate we are looking for the following:

2 Candidates for President-Elect (elect 1)
4 Candidates for Board of Directors (elect 2)
2 Candidates for Fiscal Officer (elect 1)
2 Candidates for Secretary (elect 1)
8 Candidates for 2013 Printz Committee (elect 4)
6 Candidates for 3013 Margaret Edwards Committee ‘ (elect 3)
8 Candidates for 2013 Non-Fiction Award Committee (elect 4)

You can find descriptions and criteria for each of the elected offices and positions on the elections page of the YALSA Wiki:http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/YALSA_Election_Information

If you are interested in any of the positions,’  complete and submit the online form at:

Do you know of someone who would make a great candidate for any of these positions? Please contact anyone on this year’s nominating committee to suggest a colleague to let us know, or to clarify any questions you have:

John Sexton, Chair, Westchester Library System:’  jsexton[at]wlsmail.org
Sarah Cornish Debraski, YALSA Past President 2007-08:’  slcornish[at]gmail.com
Lori Allen Guenthner, Baltimore County Public Library :’  lguenthn[at]bcpl.net
E.M. Roublow, Los Angeles Public Library:’  eroublow[at]lapl.org
Karyn Silverman, Elizabeth Irwin High School NY: ‘  ksilverman[at]lrei.org

Don’t forget that voting for the 2010 Yalsa Elections begins March 16 – the’  slate of this year’s candidates can’  be found at: http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2009/09/24/yalsas-2010-election-slate/

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