YALSA seeks Member Manager for upcoming Web resource, Teen Programming HQ
For Immediate Release
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking a Member Manager for its upcoming web resource, Teen Programming HQ.
The mission of Teen Programming HQ is to provide a one-stop-shop for finding and sharing information about library programs of all kinds for and with teens. The site will promote best practices in programming by featuring user-submitted programs that align with YALSA’s Teen Programming Guidelines and Futures Report.
Additionally, the site will enable dissemination of timely information about emerging and new practices for teen programming; raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen programming and provide a means for members and the library community to connect with one another to support and display their efforts to continuously improve their teen programs.
The site is expected to have a soft launch in July and a full launch in September. Please note that web developers have been contracted with to build the site. The Member Manager is not expected to have any web site design or development responsibilities. Learn more about the full list of qualifications and responsibilities of the Member Manager here.
The deadline for submission is July 1, 2015. The Member Manager will be selected by the YALSA Executive Committee by August 1, 2015. The term of the appointment is one year beginning in August 2015, with an option to renew for a second year, based on performance. The Member Manager will receive an honorarium of $500 per year plus $500 towards travel to each Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting while serving as Member Manager.
Candidates must send a cover letter and resume, which includes project management, teen programming, marketing and website maintenance experiences via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this is not a salaried staff position, but a member volunteer opportunity. Please direct questions to Anna Lam at email@example.com.
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 email, firstname.lastname@example.org.