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 of Immediate Past President Kelly Czarnecki
Kelly Czarnecki, Immediate Past President of YALSA

Name: Kelly Czarnecki

Title & Library: Teen Loft Manager, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Role on the Board: Immediate Past President

Year on the Board: 3rd year

What does YALSA mean to me?

KC: A national resource for serving teens in libraries

What are your hopes for the future of teen services?

KC: That all teens will be welcome no matter what library they are at.

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

KC: Teen Tech Week was fun!

What’s your ultimate comfort food?

KC: Chili served with spaghetti noodles.

What TV show or Movie do you watch on repeat? Or a book you love reading when you’re between new books?

KC: I don’t have time to watch or read on repeat!

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

KC: I would travel. Japan is in the queue. 

Want to run for YALSA Board?  We’re looking for candidates for the 2024 ALA Election. 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 YALSA Immediate Past-President? Find them in the YALSA Handbook here.   If you’ve been thinking about it, why not fill out the nomination form today? Just click here.

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