Abron to serve as new Teen HQ member manager

For Immediate Release
Fri, 01/12/2018


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Dawn Abron, Creative Space/Teen Services Coordinator at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL, as the new member manager for its teen programming database, Teen Programming HQ.

Abron will serve a one-year term now through January 2019.

"I'm excited for this amazing opportunity to serve as manager of the Teen Programming HQ,” said Abron. “With the constant change in library trends, I believe the HQ can be a valuable resource for all programming library workers. I am looking forward to working with all those hardworking programmers out there and assisting them as they enhance the lives of their teens."

The mission of Teen Programming HQ is to provide a one-stop-shop for finding and sharing information about library programs of all kinds for and with teens. It also promotes best practices in programming by featuring user-submitted programs that align with YALSA’s Teen Programming Guidelines, Futures Report, and mission statement and enables members and the library community to connect with one another to support and display their efforts to continuously improve their teen programs.

To learn more about the Teen Programming HQ and how to contribute content, visit hq.yalsa.net.

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.