Update, 11/5: YALSA will extend the application period to Nov. 30, 2009.

YALSA is seeking a Member Manager for its upcoming YA literature-focused blog (whose exact name is still to be determined) with the mission to provide an online resource for teens to use to find reading recommendations. This blog will focus solely on young adult literature and will provide teens with a definitive web connection to blog posts, images, booklists, and videos and more all related to teen reading.’  The deadline for applications is October 30, 2009.

The Member Manager will lead an advisory board and together the group will be responsible for the content of the site. In addition, the Member Manager and the advisory board will solicit content submissions from the YALSA community.
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We had an awesome chat Wednesday night about Teen Read Week and shared some great ideas for programming and promotion. If you weren’t able to make it to the chat it isn’t too late to share your own! You can go to the Teen Read Week page on the YALSA wiki (http://tinyurl.com/mo23rd) and add program ideas, check out booklists, and find out what other libraries are doing around the country.

There’s still time to register for Teen Read Week if you haven’t already done that, too. Just go to the Teen Read Week page at www.ala.org/teenread and click on Registration!

Teen Read Week is right around the corner! Whether you’re looking for inspiration or you’re about to finalize your plans, we want to hear from you! Come to the monthly YALSA online chat tonight in ALA Connect and be prepared to talk about how you’ll be encouraging teens to Read Beyond Reality @ your library. Your host will be Carla Land, chair of YALSA’s Teen Read Week committee.

To join us, visit YALSA’s area in ALA Connect. YALSA members should use their login for the ALA website. If you’ve lost your password, you can recover it through the ALA website. Once logged in, head to the YALSA area (it’s http://connect.ala.org/yalsa or you can navigate there within Connect by choosing “YALSA” from under “My ALA Groups”) and then click “Chats.” Starting at 8 p.m. Eastern, we’ll be there.

Can’t make it? Check the blog tomorrow afternoon to see the transcript.