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 Liz Nebeker with puppy on shoulder.
Liz Nebeker, YALSA Division Councilor

Name: Liz Nebeker

Title & Library: Instruction Librarian, Lone Star College- CyFair

Role on the Board: Councilor

Year on the Board: 2nd Year

 What does YALSA mean to me?

LN: To me, YALSA is a source of encouragement, advocacy, and learning. Being able to connect with fellow library workers focused on serving young adults, especially now, inspires me.

What are your hopes for the future of teen services?

LN: I hope that teen services becomes less of a target for censorship. I hope people see the potential of encouraging our teens to be productive, thoughtful, and educated will lead to a better future.

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

LN:  My favorite YALSA Committee that I would LOVE to be on again is Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers. This committee encourages all readers.

What’s your ultimate comfort food?

LN: My ultimate comfort food is macaroni & cheese with hotdogs. It was something I was able to make myself after-school. It reminds me of when I would spend my afternoons reading.

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

LN: A movie that I watch anytime it is on is the original Jurrasic Park. I love the book as well.

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

LN: My bucket list trip is London. I am planning to go the summer of 2025.

Want to run for YALSA Board?  We’re looking for candidates for the 2024 ALA Election. If you will be at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this summer, join us at YALSA 301 to learn more about YALSA Governance. Want to find out what the duties and responsibilities of the Division Councilor are for the YALSA Board? 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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