YALSA extends deadline to apply to manage new blog

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist




For Immediate Release,

November 10, 2009

YALSA extends deadline to apply to manage new blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will launch a new blog focused on young adult literature, in 2010. YALSA currently seeks a member manager for the blog. This blog will focus solely on young adult literature and will provide teens with a definitive Web connection to blog posts, images, booklists, videos and more, all related to teen reading. YALSA is currently seeking a member manager for the new blog.

The member manager will lead an advisory board that prepares content for the blog and solicits content from the YALSA community. Full details, including qualifications, duties and honoraria, are available online at
http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2009/09/11/yalsa-seeks-member-manager-for-new-blog. YALSA membership is required for this position. Applicants should provide a cover letter and a resume that includes management, writing, and web publishing experience. Applications are due Nov. 30, 2009 to
yalsa@ala.org. Questions may be directed to Beth Yoke at

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,