For immediate release | February 22, 2011

Learn how to balance your duties in YALSA’s YA Librarian of Many Hats webinar

CHICAGO — Being a YA librarian is a multifaceted job! Today, librarians are challenged in all areas of the library, with responsibilities ranging from budgeting to collection development to working with social issues of teens. Find out how to balance all of these complex duties in YALSA’s March 17 webinar, The YA Librarian of Many Hats, which takes place at 2 p.m. EST.

Moderator Mary Hastler, director of the Harford County Public Library in Maryland, has worked in many different library settings, moving from a large urban system to her current role directing a library with more than 11 branches in a suburban, rural setting. She will share her knowledge of how to balance the hats of readers' advisory, collection development, budgeting, teen social issues and programming..

Registration is now open at Webinars cost $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals and $195 for groups (unlimited participants). Registration is open at Questions can be sent to Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293.

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,


Stephanie Kuenn