Wilson named member manager of YALSAblog

For Immediate Release
Tue, 01/22/2019


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Tess Wilson, Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), as the new member manager of the YALSAblog.

“I'm honored and humbled to take on this new aspect of my YALSA work, and to continue building on this enriching and supportive virtual environment,” said Wilson. “As someone with a multi-disciplinary background, I especially look forward to reaching beyond the library for expertise and providing a platform for a wide range of voices. This year, we'll take a look at youth services through different lenses, and understand the places where our work intersects and the many ways we can learn from each other.”

Wilson will start her one-year term on January 28.

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 also complements the quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services by providing more time sensitive information.

To learn more about the YALSAblog, please visit yalsa.ala.org/blog/.

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.