Franklin Escobedo, who has been supportive of the YA Librarians role in crisis intervention with teens in libraries and while also supporting YALSA new strategic plan and commitment to EDI, has been elected as YALSA’s 2022 division president-elect. Escobedo will begin his three-year term as president-elect in June of 2022, becoming president starting in June of 2022, and remain active on the board for one year as past president in 2023. 

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Looking for some new Teen Programming ideas? Through this webinar, High School Librarian Monica Lourenco will reflect interactive and fun library activities that Lourenco implemented at her high school during the 2021-2022 school year. Join YALSA on Thursday, October 20th, at 1 pm Central. This session will reflect four activities designed to keep the author's school library experience alive to the students and teachers as they re-enter the physical school universe but at the same time follow some social and physical distancing rules. The projects presented on the session are Book Tasting, Lunch Time Games, Book March Madness, and Giveaway Book Club. The presentation will contain a definition of each program and pictures to engage the audience visually. 


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This month's Member of the Month is YALSA Member Connie Lin!

YALSA offers a number of ways for members to share your expertise, informally and formally. Be our next Member of the Month! Nominate yourself or another member for a Member spotlight. 

Contact Letitia Smith at for more information. We would love to hear from you!

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