Think big about advocacy and win $500 from YALSA
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO —Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) members who have hosted a successful advocacy program, activity or event can enter YALSA’s Thinking Big about Advocacy Contest (Word doc) and win up to $500 for their work advocating for their young adult or school library program. The Thinking Big about Advocacy Contest is part of Kim Patton’s 2010-2011 presidential theme, Think Big.
Applications can be downloaded at www.ala.org/yalsa/awards&grants and are due Feb. 1. The jury will look for applications that:
- Focus on advocacy for library services to teens
- Effectively reach key audiences, such as administrators, elected officials or parents
- Are creative
- Incorporate youth participation
- Incorporate key advocacy messages and talking points, such as those found at Add It Up
- Demonstrate a positive and meaningful impact
This contest is open only to YALSA members. One first place winner will receive $500 to use toward their YA program and a certificate of achievement. Four runners-up will receive $100 to use toward their YA program and a certificate of achievement. The prizes are funded by the Friends of YALSA. Winners will be announced by April 1.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.