Glass selected as YALSA’s 2019 Board Fellow

For Immediate Release
Fri, 01/18/2019

Contact:

Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

alam@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Traci Glass, Library Administrator at the Central Library of the Multnomah County Library, in Portland, OR, as its 2019 Board Fellow. Glass will start her term as Board Fellow this June.

“I am so happy and honored to have been chosen as this year's Board Fellow for YALSA,” said Glass. “I love being a part of this organization, and I know this experience will help me be a better leader within my own organization as well as in YALSA.  Learning about how the Board works to support all the wonderful efforts of those working for and with teens in libraries has long been a dream of mine, and I'm excited to join the team and help continue the mission of supporting our teens.”

As Board Fellow, Glass will have the opportunity to enhance her leadership, management, and administration skills; gain in-depth knowledge of the association and how associations work; experience what YALSA Board service entails; consider long-term leadership potential; network with association leaders; and give back to the association through service.

The YALSA Board Fellow Program gives one YALSA member an expanded opportunity to be involved in the leadership of the association. The selected candidate serves a one-year term, from June of the current year to July of the next year, on the YALSA Board as a non-voting member. The Fellow is expected to participate fully in the work of the Board, including attending and participating in all in-person and virtual meetings and discussions. The Fellow will receive a $500 stipend per conference to help defray travel, registration and hotel costs. Funding for this fellowship comes from Friends of YALSA.

More information about YALSA’s Board Fellow program and how to apply can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/awards&grants. The next application deadline is December 1, 2019.

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.