Majkut receives YALSA 2018 National Library Legislative Day Stipend

For Immediate Release
Wed, 02/21/2018


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) has awarded Kristen Majkut, librarian at the Albany (New York) High School, its 2018 National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) Travel Stipend.

The travel stipend, worth up to $1,000 and funded by Friends of YALSA, will allow Majkut to attend National Library Legislative Day, which takes place May 7-8 in Washington, D.C.

“I am so appreciative of this stipend and opportunity to attend NLLD this May!” said Majkut. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to travel to Washington to advocate on the value and crucial importance of libraries on behalf of students and community members.”

To learn more about National Library Legislative Day, please visit For resources and tips on how to speak up for teens and libraries, visit

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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: