This week’s episode concludes the podcast’s coverage of the YALSA 2011 election. This week’s guest are Molly Krichten and Gail Tobin, who are both running this year for spots on the YALSA Board of Directors.

Interviews with Molly Krichten and Gail Tobin

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Voting this year will open up on March 16. You can prepare your votes ahead of time by checking out the’ sample ballot and some of the’ previous coverage on the YALSA blog and YALSA Podcast.

 

This week’s episode continues the podcast’s ongoing coverage of the YALSA election. This week’s guest is Jack Martin, one this year’s two candidates for President-Elect of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interview with Jack Martin

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

Voting this year will open up on March 16. You can prepare your votes ahead of time by checking out the sample ballot and some of the previous coverage on the YALSA blog and YALSA Podcast.

This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  This week’s guest is Mary Hastler, one of this year’s candidates for President-Elect of YALSA’s Board of Directors. Please visit this earlier post for the full slate of candidates running this ‘ year.

Interview with Mary Hastler

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

 

This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guests this time are Jerene Battisti and Penny Johnson, who are both running this year for Fiscal Officer of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interviews with the 2011 YALSA Fiscal Officer Candidates

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This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guests this time are Krista McKenzie and Sarajo Wentling, who are both running this year for the office of Secretary of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interviews with 2011 Candidates for YALSA Secretary

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You can find the full ballot of everyone running this year online here. Voting this year begins in March.

This episode starts the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guest for this episode is Christian Zabriskie, a librarian in the Queen’s district of New York City and one of this year’s candidates for YALSA Board of Directors.

Interview with YALSA Board of Directors Candidate Christian Zabriskie

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

You can find the full ballot of everyone running this year online here. Voting this year begins in March.

Our guest for episode 88 is Terri Snethen, Chair for ‘ the 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults selection committee. Hear how it all came together for the committee in it’s inaugural year.

YALSA Podcast#88

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After listening to the podcast, you can check out the committee’s work by seeing what made’ this year’s list.

This episode’s guest is Katie Robbins of Figment, a new website devoted to Young Adult literature and creative writing for teens.

krobbins_figment.mp3

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If you have a chance to check out Figment’s site, come back and let us know what you think in the comments field of this post. You may follow the links below to find Figment’s site as well as other resources mentioned in the episode.

Figment

Figment News Blog

Figment Review Blog

NY Times Article on Figment’s launch

This double-header edition of the YALSA podcast looks at some of the YALSA-sponsored events at the 2011 Midwinter Conference, featuring an interview with Penny Johnson on the pre-conference event’ Teen Services & The Whole Library Experience Institute and an interview with Pam S. Holley, organizer for the’ Not-So-Silent Auction.

YALSA\’s Midwinter 2011 Preview

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For more information about these events and all the other YALSA-sponsored events happening in San Diego at the Midwinter 2011 Conference, please visit’ YALSA’s conference wiki.

In episode 85, Matt Moffett talks board games with expert Gwen Fogel. Learn about the growing world of board games and how they can be used in your library’s programs.

Interview with Gwen Fogel

If you prefer, you can download the podcast directly to your computer or player of choice at the YALSA Podcast Site.

After listening, you can check out the following resources mentioned in the episode:

National Gaming Day @ your Library

ALA Librarians Guide to Gaming

Board Game Exchange

Board Game Geek

Board Games with Scott

Library Game Lab of Syracuse