YALSA is calling on you to answer this question: If there was only one shelf of space available for YA materials, what titles should go on it?
YALSA is looking for a micro-core collection of YA titles to share with folks who only have a small space to work with, like book mobiles, classroom libraries, home libraries, recreation centers, doctor’s offices, school buses, etc. The goal of this project is NOT to compile a “best of all-time” list. The goal is to create a list of materials for 12 – 18 year olds that is balanced and represents some great YA authors across the popular teen genres. Ideally, the list would incorporate contemporary titles as well as timeless ones. Please add your suggestions.
(If I only got one shelf at my current library, I think I might fill it with Naruto….)
Some interesting discussion going on over on the ALA Council email list. Raise your hand if you don’t know what Council is….
Ah, I thought so.
Council is one of the ALA Ã¼ber-committees, responsible for policy and governance for the entire association. Think of it like Congress…there are elected representatives from every chapter, division, round table, and whatnot. I’m an at-large Councilor, nearing the end of my three year term. Not much YALSA representation on Council at the moment, so you should think about running.
At the moment, Councilors are discussing ALA Connect on the listserv. Some are trying it out, posting discussions there. Some contend that it’s better to keep discussion all in one place, rather than scattered around in a bunch of places where you have to go look for it.
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