Wetta named 2015-2016 The Hub member manager

For Immediate Release
Fri, 08/14/2015


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), has selected Molly Wetta, collection development librarian at Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library, as the new member manager of its blog, The Hub. Wetta’s term starts Aug. 15, 2015 and will continue into August 2016. 

“I look forward to supporting and facilitating the work of the amazing volunteer bloggers that share innovative and informative content about selecting materials and curating content for library collections at YALSA's The Hub,” Wetta said. “As we move forward with a new, expanded focus on digital, visual and audio media as well as content curation in addition to young adult literature, I hope to keep the blog a dynamic, useful site that is the first stop for library staff looking for current news on collection development, curation and readers’ (and listeners' and watcher's) advisory for teens.”

The Hub will be relaunching later this month with a newly re-envisioned mission statement and expanded focus. The newly 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 and content curation.

Wetta succeeds Allison Tran, who served as the member manager for the Hub over the past two years.  “We can’t thank Allison enough for all of her dedication, enthusiasm and amazing leadership, “ remarked Candice Mack, YALSA president.

YALSA members interested in blogging for The Hub can contact Wetta and The Hub’s advisory board at yalsahub@gmail.com for more information.

Learn more about The Hub at www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub.

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.