Get Involved and Share with YALSA
YALSA offers a number of ways for members to share their expertise, informally and formally:
- Nominate yourself or another member for Member of the Month! MOTMs are featured in the monthly YALSA E-news.
- From August 2012 through June 2013 YALSA's 2012 - 2013 President will host monthly Tweet-ups with members the 1st Tues. of each month from 1pm to 2pm, eastern, about various topics of interest, as chosen by members via a member survey. Topics and the hashtags to be used for the events will be posted in YALSA's Google calendar.
- Participate on a YALSA Member E-Chat with President Jack Martin. They are scheduled for August 2 and November 1 in 2012 and February 7 and May 2 in 2013. Chats will be held in Adobe Connect from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, eastern. Details will be posted in YALSA's Google calendar.
- Read something that’s perfect for YALSA’s awards or selected lists? Nominate a title! YALSA accepts field nominations for the Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey and Printz awards, as well as for the Amazing Audiobooks, Best Fiction, Fabulous Films, Great Graphic Novels, Popular Paperbacks, and Quick Picks lists.
- Network with fellow YA and school librarians and library workers in YALSA’s monthly week-long YA Forum discussion, held the first week of each month in ALA Connect.
- Become a YALSA Presenter! YALSA accepts proposals for programs at the ALA Annual Conference and the biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium.
- YALSA accepts submissions for its two quarterly journals. The award-winning Young Adult Library Services showcases articles on practice relating to teen services and spotlights significant activities and programs of YALSA; Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults publishes research and research-related articles on libraries and young adults.
- Interested in writing in a less formal environment? YALSA members can write for the YALSA Blog or The Hub.
- YALSA publishes several books each year that provide professional development for youth services and school librarians. Learn more about Publishing with YALSA.