Recruit a new YALSA member and win a Flip Ultra camera

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist

(312) 280-2128


For Immediate Release

January 6, 2009

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), begins its 2009 Member Drive on Jan. 23. All current YALSA members who recruit a new member to YALSA will be entered into a drawing to win a free Flip Ultra camera for themselves and their new recruit. The member drive ends March 23.

“Although YALSA has a large and dynamic membership, we know that there are many more librarians out there serving teens who could benefit from joining us,” said YALSA President Sarah Cornish Debraski. “The more members we have, the more people we are preparing to advocate for youth.”

To enter, members should visit the 2009 Member Drive website at and download the special membership form that will be posted on Jan. 23. They can then fill in their own names on the form where it says “Person Who Recruited You” before passing it on to colleagues, coworkers and friends.

All membership forms for the contest need to be received at the YALSA office by March 23. Those paying by check may mail the form to: YALSA Member Drive, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. If paying by credit card, they may be faxed to (312) 280-5276.

After March 23, one membership form will be randomly drawn from the entries received. The new member and the recruiter will each win a Flip Video Ultra camera. Two runners-up will receive a box of books from YALSA. Winners will be notified and announced on the YALSA website.

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,