YALSA seeks Member Manager for the YALSAblog

For Immediate Release
Tue, 09/13/2016


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking a Member Manager for the YALSAblog.

The mission of the YALSAblog is to provide a virtual space for publishing timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for and with teens, to explore practices in related fields relevant to teen services, to raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen services, and to provide resources for members and the library community to support their efforts to continuously improve their overall teen services program. The YALSAblog complements the quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services by providing more time sensitive information.

The Member Manager will lead an advisory board that oversees the preparation of content for the blog and solicits content from the YALSA community. Learn more about the full list of qualifications and responsibilities of the Member Manager here.

The deadline for submission is Oct. 1, 2016. The Member Manager will be selected by a committee by Nov. 1, 2016. The term of the appointment is one year beginning Nov. 2016, with an option to renew for a second year, based on performance. The Member Manager will receive an honorarium of $500 per year plus $500 towards travel to each Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting while serving as Member Manager.

Candidates must send a cover letter and resume, that includes project management, editing and web publishing and maintenance experience via email to alam@ala.org. Please note that this is not a salaried staff position, but a YALSA member volunteer opportunity. Please direct questions to Anna Lam at alam@ala.org.

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.