Patricia Zeider named YALSA’s 2021 Emerging Leader

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/13/2021


Michael Serbekian

Communications and Project Coordinator


CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced Seungyeon Yang-Peace, Youth Services Librarian at the Las Vegas (Nevada) Clark County Library District, as its 2021 Emerging Leader.

“I am thrilled and honored to have been selected into the 2022 Class of Emerging Leaders,” said Zeider. “I am looking forward to growing my knowledge base, learning from and networking with new people and joining a project that will benefit the library community at large.”

The ALA Emerging Leaders program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

The EL program culminates with a poster session where the Emerging Leaders will showcase the results of their project planning work during the ALA 2022 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. this June.

YALSA’s participation in the Emerging Leaders program is funded through Friends of YALSA (FOY). Friends of YALSA was created in 2005 to ensure excellence in the Association's traditional programs and services to library workers serving teens and to support growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century. Each year, FOY donations fund over $15,000 in member awards, grants, scholarships, and stipends. Learn more or donate at

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is networking, advocacy, and professional development. YALSA empowers all those involved in the profession to provide equitable, diverse, and inclusive teen services. 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: