Ever wanted to get to know the YALSA Board of Directors more? Here’s your chance! We’ll be posting fun mini-interviews with each board member all month long so you can get to know them a little better. 

Photo, selfie of YALSA's Liaison to ALA, Ziba Perez in her work cubicle at the Los Angeles Public Library.
Ziba Perez, YALSA Liaison to ALA

Name: Ziba Pérez

Title & Library: Young Adult Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library

Role on the Board: YALSA Liaison

Year on the Board: 1st year

What does YALSA mean to me?

ZP: To me YALSA means bringing great minds together from across the nation to brainstorm the best ways to serve our community of young adults.

What are your hopes for the future of teen services?

ZP: My hopes for the future of teen services are being able to attract more teens to the library by providing resources, collections, and programming that they want to see.

What is your favorite YALSA Committee or Committee that would love to be on again?

ZP: I love being a YALSA Liaison and representing YALSA at all of the ALA Committees I get to be a part of such as the ALA Conference Committee. That is why I’m taking on a second year as YALSA Liaison.

What’s your ultimate comfort food?

ZP: Persian Food in general but specifically Albaloo Polo.

What TV show or Movie do you watch on repeat?

ZP: The movie I watch on repeat is Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. 

What would you do or where would you go if you won the lotto?

ZP: If I won the lotto I would go to Japan for a month and travel to different neighborhoods each week!

Interested in becoming the YALSA Liaison to ALA?  YALSA Members can apply to become the Liaison to ALA in January each year.  The Liaison is appointed by the Executive Committee of the YALSA Board. If you will be attending the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this summer, join us at YALSA 301 to learn more about YALSA Governance. Want to find out the duties and responsibilities of the Liaison to ALA? Find them in the YALSA Handbook here.   Applications will open in January 2024 with March 2024 deadline.  To apply for the Liaison position or to see who has served as the Liaison to ALA click here.

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