It’s not too late to jump on the YALSA Road Trip! Our focus this year is getting into ALA accredited Library Schools, and getting those up and coming librarians involved in YALSA. For those of us who are teen oriented, working with teens in libraries is a no-brainer, but this is a chance to bring the word to the next crop of librarians coming into the work force. Any library school student or faculty member can volunteer their time and get a program going in their school.

As you may have seen in the YALSA eNews, there are plenty of materials available to anyone who wants to have a YALSA event at their school. A road trip event is what you make of it- invite students, school librarians and public librarians to come together for a coffee klatch and start networking, share information about YALSA and how to get involved in serving teens on a national level with others, or share ideas about teen programming and services. The possibilities really are only limited by your imagination.

The YALSA Road Trip website has a free toolkit available to download, some ideas to get you started, and other resources you can use to make your event a success. Sign up and tell us what you’re planning on doing this year!

About Carla Land

Carla is currently a member of YALSA's Teen Read Week committee and is one of two 2009 ALA Emerging Leaders sponsored by YALSA. In addition to being the Children's Services Department Head of the Summerlin Library in Las Vegas, NV, Carla is also the Senior Editor of Anime For Libraries, an anime review website staffed by librarians who love anime.

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