Win a trip to New Orleans to attend ALA’s Annual Conference from YALSA

For Immediate Release
Thu, 09/23/2010


Stephanie Kuenn

CHICAGO — Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) members who have never attended an ALA Annual Conference are invited to apply for YALSA's Baker & Taylor Conference Grant. This grant is funded by the Baker and Taylor Company. The two grants of $1,000 each are awarded to librarians who work directly with young adults in a school or public setting to enable them to attend the Annual Conference for the first time. To be eligible for this grant, you must be a YALSA member, have one to 10 years' experience and have never been to an ALA Annual Conference.

YALSA is offering an outstanding lineup of meetings and events at the 2010 Annual Conference that you won’t want to miss. The conference is also an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and potential employers. Plus, you get to see New Orleans! Don’t miss the opportunity.

To apply, fill out the official application form (Word doc) available online at Send your completed application and supporting statement by email to Nichole Gilbert,, by Dec. 1. Attachments must include the applicant's last name and the name of the grant ( i.e., Gilbert_BakerTaylor). To learn more and download an application, visit

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