YALSA Staff & Contractors

Looking for YALSA leadership or committee contacts? Check the YALSA Directory.

You can contact the YALSA offices by:

  • calling 800-545-2433 ext 4390
  • direct dialing 312-280-4390
  • faxing 312-280-5276
  • sending postal mail to YALSA, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
  • sending e-mail to YALSA@ala.org

Specific contact information is as follows:

Executive Director (budget, governance, partnerships and sponsorships, grant management, policy)

Anita Mechler
800-545-2433 ext. 4391
Twitter: @yalsa_director

Membership Marketing Manager (general inquiries, customer service, committee support, requests for YALSA materials)
Letitia Smith
Letitia Smith
800-545-2433 ext. 4390

Continuing Education Consultant (professional development, e-courses, webinars, institutes, mentoring program, curriculum kits, Badges for Learning)

Linda W. Braun
800-545-2433 ext. 5293

Program Officer for Events and Conferences (events and conferences, awards and grants, YA Galley/Teens' Top Ten)
Program Officer for Events and Conferences
Nichole O'Connor
800-545-2433 ext. 4387

Communications Specialist -- (web site, social media, publications, media relations, marketing)

Anna Lam
800-545-2433, ext. 5849

Communications Assistant-- (summer learning, literacies projects, Teen Read Week, selected lists)

Taylor Crossley
800-545-2433, ext. 5293