YALSA seeks blog manager

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist



For Immediate Release

November 18, 2008

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), began accepting applications for a new member manager for its blog at
http://yalsa.ala.org/blog. The member manager must be a current member of YALSA. Applications are due Dec. 31.

The member manager will be responsible for the content and look of the blog and will work closely to recruit and oversee designated bloggers. The mission of the YALSA Blog is to provide a virtual space for publishing information about time-sensitive issues and to provide a forum for members and the library community to discuss matters relating to serving teens through libraries.

The blog member manager will be selected by the YALSA Executive Committee by March 2, 2009. The term of the appointment is two years beginning in July 2009. The blog member manager will receive an honorarium of $500 per year plus $500 for travel to each Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting during the duration of the member manager’s term.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume, which includes writing and Web publishing experiences to Beth Yoke, executive director, at
byoke@ala.org. All resumes and cover letters must be submitted via e-mail. For further information, including responsibilities and qualifications, interested parties should contact Beth Yoke by email,
byoke@ala.org, or phone, 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4391.

For more than 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,