Being a Friend of YALSA means being a friend to your fellow librarians. Since 2005, the Friends of YALSA have funded over $55,000 in grants, stipends and scholarships. Most recently, the Friends of YALSA awarded stipends to Megan England from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Meg Anastasi from the Sprinfield City Library in Massachusetts to attend the YA Literature Symposium in St. Louis November 2-4, 2012. By donating to the Friends of YALSA you are helping to give your colleagues the experiences, the training, and the support they need to serve teens.
In August, we are raising $2,000 to support our fellow librarians and YALSA members. So far this month we have raised $600 for Friends of YALSA, $50 for Books for Teens and $25 for the leadership endowment. That means we have just $1,325 to go! If we reach our goal by the end of the month, we have a generous donor who will contribute another $1,000. Help your fellow librarians and donate today!
Kate McNair,’ Financial Advancement Committee Chair
I remember how instrumental my first conferences were and think it’s amazing that YALSA gives members these kinds of opportunities! My check is en route.
P.S. Thanks to the Financial Advancement Committee for sharing these important reminders!