Linda W. Braun elected YALSA vice-president

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist



For Immediate Release

May 13, 2008

Linda W. Braun elected YALSA vice-president

CHICAGO —Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), chose Linda W. Braun as the association’s next vice president/president-elect. Braun will begin her term as president-elect in July 2008, becoming president for one term in July 2009.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities the position will bring,” said Braun. “I’m excited to work with our past presidents and our board to make great YA services happen. I also am excited to connect with members and find out what they would like to see in YALSA’s future.”

Braun, an active member of YALSA for many years, previously chaired YALSA’s Website Advisory committee, the 2008 Midwinter Social Event Task Force and the inaugural Teen Tech Week committee. In addition, she is YALSA’s blog manager, served on the ALA Website Advisory Committee and completed a three-year term on the YALSA Board of Directors.

Braun is an educational technology consultant with LEO: Librarians & Educators Online. In her job she works with schools, libraries and other types of educational institutions to help them figure out the best way to integrate technology into their programs and services. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches young adult and technology classes. She is the author of seven books on library services and writes for School Library Journal, Library Journal, netConnect, Young Adult Library Services and VOYA, for which she is a columnist.

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