Have questions? We have answers!
Q: Who can attend the event?
A: Everybody! Any interested person is welcome to register and attend.
Q: What's included in the symposium registration?
A: No live streaming sessions are included in the Virtual Symposium. All simulcasted sessions will coordinate with the Live Symposium schedule. All virtual sessions will be pre-recorded and made available on the virtual platform . There will be a Virtual Galley Grab available as well as the on-demand content. All content will be available for three months post event.
Q: What opportunities will there be to see authors?
A: A few of the virtual sessions will have authors participating in them.
Q: Can I get continuing education credits for participating in the Symposium?
A: YES! Please download the certificate of attendance here. If you need help determining how many hours to include, download this worksheet to add up your hours.
Q: Will there be opportunities to get free books?
A: There are many galleys available for download in the Virtual Galley Grab.
Q. Where can I find/download the program schedule?
A. Click here for a list of the programs. Live and Virtual Programs will have ** after the title in the in-person schedule.
Q: Will the recordings be available after the event?
A: YES! All the pre-recorded sessions in the on-demand section in addition to recordings of a limited number of sessions presented at the Symposium will be available for three months post-event for all registered attendees. Please note the only live streaming will be a Q&A session on Saturday Nov. 6th with the Hybrid session speakers.
Q: Will sessions be closed captioned?
A: YES! All sessions will be pre-recorded with closed captioned.
A. Login information will be sent 2-3 days before the content is posted. Once logged into the site, you will simply click on the session to view the recorded presentation.
Q. I did not receive my login info or I’m having trouble logging in. Who do I contact?
A. Please contact Carla Jamison, email@example.com.
Q: Who do I contact if there is an issue in a program that I am attending?
A: All sessions are pre-recorded and available on-demand. If there is trouble viewing a video, please click on the EMAIL US link on the top right of the page to let us know.
Q: Is there a code of conduct for the event? What should I do if someone is violating the code of conduct?
A: The Virtual Event is not live and does not offer interaction with other attendees. You can email YALSA’s Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments, or concerns.
Q: Will there be an in-person Symposium in 2022?
A. YES! The date and location are TBD but the Symposium falls on the first weekend in November, November 4-6, 2022.
Q: Does ALA/YALSA support the full scope of ideas and information presented at the Symposium?
Because the event serves as an open forum, opinions expressed and/or materials distributed by program presenters and participants do not necessarily reflect, or imply advocacy or endorsement by the American Library Association, Young Adult Library Services Association, its officers, or members.