YALSA seeks programming experts for Teen Programming HQ database

For Immediate Release
Fri, 03/08/2019


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks up to ten YALSA members for a six month volunteer opportunity as teen programming content experts for its Teen Programming HQ database.

The mission of the site is to provide a one-stop-shop for finding and sharing information about programs of all kinds designed for and with teens. The site promotes best practices in programming by featuring user-submitted programs that align with YALSA’s Teen Programming Guidelines and Futures Report.

Content Experts will work with the site’s Member Manager to vet all incoming program submissions and determine which meet the necessary criteria for being featured on the site. As part of this effort, Content Experts will be expected to give timely, constructive feedback to individuals regarding their program submissions. Content Experts will also participate as “content creators” and submit new content (programs) to the site. Content Experts will be expected to submit one program per month.

Additionally, Content Experts will provide advice and drive discussion in the HQ’s Q & A forum. Content Experts should also feel comfortable with social media and have an understanding that marketing the website will also be part of their role in order to solicit content submissions to the site.

Up to ten Content Experts will be selected for a six-month term. View the list of qualifications. Please note this is a volunteer opportunity. Candidates must complete the online application form by no later than April 1, 2019. Eligibility requirements apply.

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.