Last year the YALSA Board of Directors approved adding a new Interest Group: Managing Young Adult Services. It’s mission is 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 young adult services.

It has the potential to be an important Interest Group in YALSA. The problem? Due to a new job for me, I haven’t had the time to do anything with it.

Interest groups are mostly informal groups that anyone within YALSA can join to exchange ideas, etc. They may meet at Midwinter or Annual and can sponsor programs, etc. Conveners are responsible for getting conversation started and managing the group.

If you are interested in convening this group or have more questions about what’s involved, etc, please contact me — mlhartman (at) or Linda Braun, lbraun (at), who as YALSA’s past-president, also supports YALSA’s Interest Groups. Thanks!

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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