As the Printz Award is now 12-years-old, it is the perfect time to showcase the book jackets of the winners on a calendar. The calendar will debut at Annual for the cost of $15. Members of the Financial Advancement Committee will be selling the calendars at Saturday morning’s Strategic Planning Session from 10am to noon and again that same day outside the entrance to the Edwards luncheon. Sunday you can purchase a Printz calendar at YALSA’s Membership booth from 2 to 5pm and, if you miss those opportunities, it will also be sold on Monday from 10 to 11am at the Membership Booth, then later at the Membership meeting, and that evening at the Printz Awards (if copies are still available).
FAC members have only a limited supply of calendars to sell, but a few more will be available at the ALA Store during Conference as well as via the ALA Online Store beginning in late June. And, you will want to have your calendar before the Printz Program and Reception because Paolo Bacigalupi will be speaking and could autograph it for you.
Scattered across the months, you can locate birthdays of YALSA’s winning authors (when the info was available) in addition to information on when to celebrate National Elephant Appreciation, Tell a Joke, Don’t Step on a Bee, National Turtle, or Support Teen Lit days. Equally valuable is learning which months focus on Internet Safety, Get Reading, or Teen Esteem. The special days and months will help you plan displays, programs, and other activities.
Remember last year when the Financial Advancement Committee asked you to â€œGive $10 in ’10?â€ Now they’re offering you the chance to buy what will become both a collector’s item and a source of programming ideas for years to come, and all for only $15.
As always, all monies collected are donated to Friends of YALSA and in 2011 are being used to produce materials to support our award and selection lists.