At the Annual meeting, I’ll be presenting a discussion item to the Board regarding the possibility of expanding the focus of the Young Adult Literature Symposium to include increased content on teen services and programming. Part a follow-up to a conversation from a Midwinter 2013 discussion regarding member feedback on the Symposium and part a response to an organizational desire to support members with the professional shifts called for in the Future of Library Services for and with Teens report, there are a number of potential benefits to such an expansion including a broader range of member engagement and professional development opportunities.
What do you think, should the YA Lit Symposium expand to become a Teen Library Services Symposium? This full proposal will be posted with other Annual agenda items on Friday June 13th.
Feel free to contact me at @shantasmagoria or firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts!