Baker & Taylor Conference Grant

About the Baker & Taylor Conference Grant
Awarded to librarians who work directly with young adults to enable them to attend the Annual Conference for the first time.

Administered by:

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) logo

2017 Winner(s)

Maeve Dodds

Lead Librarian for Teens at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Maeve Dodds serves as Lead Librarian for Teens at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Mecklenburg Library. Since 2012, she has been collaborating with other libraries, schools, and departments within her library to provide the best possible service for teens. Dodds’ professional goal for the year is to become more involved in ALA and YALSA, and to connect with others in order to “come up with new ideas for my department, and to see what more I can do for my library system on a national level.”

Jean Page

Librarian at Fullerton Union High School

Jean Page has been the librarian at Fullerton (California) Union High School, since 2013. Additionally, she works as an on-call librarian at the Mission Viejo Public Library. Page calls herself a “lifelong learner” who has always wanted to attend an ALA conference. She hopes to “learn more about makerspaces, 3D printing, technology trends, and young adult services.”