C:\Users\akopa\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.MSO\BFC0C4D0.tmpYALSA’s YA Services Symposium is just a few weeks away.  Whether you are attending virtually or in person or just love silent auctions, we have you covered! Some of the big items up for bid are virtual author visits from Kekla Magoon, Marieke Nijkamp, and Kosoko Jackson. There will also be signed books, professional development books, and a custom book box. All proceeds will go to the Friends of YALSA (FOY). FOY funds are used to support over $16,000 in member scholarships, grants, and stipends, including a Spectrum Scholarship and Emerging Leader.  The auction begins October 25 and will run through the end of the Symposium on November 7 at 8 p.m. 

You can join in the fun and bid away!  


On Friday night, January 7, 2011 at the San Diego Midwinter Meeting, you have the opportunity to bid on several professional packages that can help you be a better librarian and your library provide good service to teens and other customers. Three of these are:
• A signed hardcover collection of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series. Value: $100/pricelss. Donor : Candlewick Press
• Alex Award Winners Basket! Estimated value: $250 The Alex Award committee will donate a copy of all 10 winners! Since they won’t be announced until Monday morning, this will be a Mystery basket! The pot will be made even sweeter with a t-shirt and other goodies. Alex winners will be available Monday in YALSA Office at Conventions Center
• FOUR autographed paranormal books from Egmont USA: Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus, The Dark Divine by Bree Despain, Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Barnes and Siren by Tricia Rayburn. Total value unsigned- $72, signed PRICELESS! Donor: Egmont USA

Are you excited about the possibilities? Well there is so much more.’  Please visit the YALSA Midwinter Wiki Not So Silent Auction signup page at http://tinyurl.com/26eccw3.’  See you at the Auction!