YALSA to launch teen literature blog, seeks member manager

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist




For Immediate Release

September 29, 2009

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 and videos and more all related to teen reading. 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

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 Oct. 30, 2010 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,