Join YALSA for 31 Days of Dollars and Sense

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist



For Immediate Release,

December 9, 2009

CHICAGO —This month, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will spotlight 31 Days of Dollars and Sense on its blog,

“Librarians across the country are facing dramatic budget and staff cuts, massive strains on resources and facilities and one of the worst job markets we've ever seen, all while our patrons are depending on us more than ever,” said mk Eagle, interim YALSA blog manager. “31 Days of Dollars and Sense is a way for YALSA members to share ideas and strategies as we all struggle with uncertain times. By sharing our collective knowledge YALSA becomes more than the sum of its parts. ”

Topics will include grant writing, programming on a limited budget, where to find free supplies, defending budgets, keeping up morale and more. School and public librarians alike will offer up their own success stories and expertise. YALSA encourages librarians to visit the blog at and join the conversation.

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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,