For immediate release | December 26, 2012

Wendy Stephens appointed as Member Manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Wendy Stephens as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library workers who work for and with teens.

“The YALSAblog is a rich tool to keep Teen Services and School Librarians in the loop with breaking news related to those they service and also abreast of the news from the division,” Stephens said. “As a news junkie, the opportunity to help shape this go-to resource with its vibrant pool of contributors was irresistible.”

Stephens currently serves as chair of the YALSA Website Advisory Committee and is an ALA councilor-at-Large. She is the school librarian at Cullman High School in Alabama and the Library Media Coordinator for the Cullman City Schools district.

Stephens will begin her appointment on Feb. 1, 2013 and lead an advisory board that oversees the preparation of content for the blog and solicits content from the YALSA community. To access the blog, visit

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail:


Jaclyn Finneke