YALSA is interested in starting a new Interest Group to discuss issues relating to managing young adult services in libraries. We aim to be a forum on exchanging ideas on how supervisors and managers can support all level of staff working with young adults in public libraries and to develop strategies and tactics to address the needs of current and future managers in youth services.

This is the perfect chance for YALSA members to talk with each other about their successes and challenges when managing teen services librarians or a teen department of any size. Members of a YALSA Interest Group can participate completely virtually using tools like ALA Connect. Interest groups can sponsor programs at conferences and submit articles for YALSA publications.

To get the new group started, YALSA members need to show their interest by signing a petition. We need 15 signatures in order to submit a Request for Board Action to have the new group approved. If you are interested in participating in this new group send the following information: name, ALA member number, institution, email, address, and phone number to Maureen Hartman, mlhartman@mac.com And stay tuned for more details!

About Maureen Hartman

I am the Division Manager for Strategic Services at the Hennepin County Library in Minnesota and a former Board member for YALSA.

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