Sponsorship Opportunities with YALSA at ALA’s 2010 Annual Conference

Join the fastest-growing division of ALA in Washington, DC! The 2010 conference is a great opportunity to maximize your exposure in the growing young adult library community. Last year in Chicago, over 900 YALSA members attended the conference. Sponsoring a YALSA event is an effective way to reach librarians and library workers who serve teens. YALSA’s Conference Sponsors receive extensive benefits designed to complement your organization's strategic marketing objectives, as well as reach key market segments.

To discuss these options in more detail, or for additional information about ways to team up with YALSA at ALA’s Annual Conference, please contact Beth Yoke, Executive Director at 312.280.4391 or byoke@ala.org.

YALSA Happy Hour ( $7,000)

Be the first to meet and greet YALSA members at this informal gathering, which immediately follows the “Moving up the Career Ladder” preconference. Happy Hour attendees will learn about appropriate dress for the library work world in a fun, informal setting. The past few happy hours have been filled to capacity. Friday June 25.

Sponsor benefits:

  • Promotion before the conference via YALSA’s web site
  • Free sponsorship of an email blast to registered YALSA attendees prior to the conference
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • A display table to exhibit promotional materials, catalogs, etc.
  • The chance to contribute to swag bags for attendees
  • Logo recognition on signage for the event
  • An opportunity to welcome attendees with a brief speech during event
  • Announcement of sponsorship prior to the conference via a press release
  • Free subscription to Young Adult Library Services, YALSA’s award winning journal
  • One page thank you message in Young Adult Library Services, YALSA’s award winning journal

Preconference Luncheon ( 5, 000)

Members of your organization can network and have lunch with the YALSA attendees. Attendance for past preconferences has run between 85 - 125. This preconference, “Flirting with Danger: Talking about the Hard Stuff with Teens,” will allow attendees to explore strategies and resources for strengthening library collections and services for teens wanting to explore adolescent issues. There will be expert authors, librarians and educators from across the country. Friday June 25.

Sponsor benefits:

  • Promotion before the conference via YALSA’s web site and an email blast to membership
  • Opportunities for members of the organization to network with attendees
  • A display table to exhibit promotional materials, catalogs, etc.
  • The chance to contribute to swag bags for attendees
  • Logo featured on signage at the luncheon
  • An opportunity to give a brief speech during the luncheon
  • Announcement of sponsorship prior to the conference via a press release
  • One half page thank you message in Young Adult Library Services, YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal

Preconference Power Breaks (1,500 per break)

Members of your organization can network and nosh with the YALSA attendees during a morning coffee break and/or an afternoon snack break. Attendance for past preconferences has run between 85 - 125. Friday June 25.

Sponsor benefits:

  • Promotion before the conference via YALSA’s web site and an email blast to membership
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • A display table to exhibit promotional materials, catalogs, etc.
  • The chance to contribute to swag bags for attendees
  • Logo recognition on signage for the event

Leadership Breakfast ($3,000)

Members of your organization can network and nosh with YALSA’s Committee and Taskforce Chairs, Board of Directors and Committee and Taskforce members. Approximately 150 members will attend. Please note this is a working meeting, and not just a meal function. Saturday June 26.

Sponsor benefits:

  • Promotion before the conference via YALSA’s web site and an email blast to membership
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • A display table to exhibit promotional materials, catalogs, etc.
  • The chance to contribute to swag bags for attendees
  • Logo recognition on signage for the event

YA Authors’ Coffee Klatch ($5,000)

This event will feature authors whose books have been selected for YALSA’s Quick Picks or Popular Paperbacks lists. 300 attendees will mingle with them at this informal breakfast. Sunday June 27.

Sponsor benefits:

  • Promotion before the conference via YALSA’s web site and an email blast to membership
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • A display table to exhibit promotional materials, catalogs, etc.
  • The chance to contribute to swag bags for attendees
  • Logo recognition on signage for the event
  • One half page thank you message in Young Adult Library Services, YALSA’s award-winning quarterly journal

Michael L. Printz Award Reception ($10,000)

Be a part of YALSA’s largest event at the conference! Each year between 400 - 600 persons attend to listen to the winning authors talk about their works and afterwards mingle over hors d’oevers and cocktails. Monday June 28.

Sponsor benefits:

  • Promotion before the conference via YALSA’s web site and an email blast to membership
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • A display table to exhibit promotional materials, catalogs, etc.
  • The chance to contribute to swag bags for attendees
  • Logo recognition on signage for the event
  • Free subscription to Young Adult Library Services, YALSA’s award-winning journal
  • One page thank you message in Young Adult Library Services, YALSA’s award-winning journal