YALSA offers institute on teen advocacy at Midwinter

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist, YALSA


For Immediate Release

December 18, 2007

YALSA offers institute on teen advocacy at Midwinter

CHICAGO -Learn how to better advocate for teens by attending Taking Teen Services to the Next Level, a pre-Midwinter Meeting institute offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA).

This full-day institute will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the Marriott Philadelphia Liberty BRC Room and includes lunch. Registration costs $100 for YALSA members, students and retirees; $125 for ALA members; and $150 for nonmembers.

Those who attend Taking Teen Services to the Next Level will learn how to collaborate with community organizations to maximize outreach to teens, gain more support from administrators and library trustees and take advantage of funding opportunities. Taking Teen Services to the Next Level marks the beginning of YALSA's three-year advocacy campaign. YALSA also plans to offer a special kick-off program for the new campaign on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Loews Philadelphia Regency Ballroom A.

For 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail: