YALSA seeks member manager for its newly re-envisioned blog, The Hub

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/21/2015


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its blog, The Hub. Established in 2009, the blog originally functioned as a resource to keep the library community abreast of the latest news and trends in young adult literature. Beginning this August, the Hub will expand its focus to materials of all kinds for teen library collections, including but not limited to books, graphic novels, graphic nonfiction, comics, periodicals, visual and audio media, digital resources and more.

The re-envisioned Hub will provide timely information about emerging and new practices for evaluating, selecting and curating materials; raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen collections; and provide resources for members and the library community to support their efforts to continuously improve their teen collection.

The member manager will lead an advisory board that provides oversight for the blog and solicits content from the YALSA community. Full details, including qualifications, duties and honoraria, are available online at The Hub. YALSA membership is required for this position. Applications for the member manager position are due June 1, 2015.  The successful applicant will begin their one year appointment August 15, 2015.

Applicants must provide a cover letter and a resume that includes management, writing and Web publishing experience. Familiarity with PHP, WordPress, HTML, and social media preferred, but not required.

Please note, this is a member volunteer position with a small stipend and travel budget to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference and is not a salaried staff position.

Applications and questions may be directed to Anna Lam, YALSA Communications Specialist, at alam@ala.org.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.  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.