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2020 - 2021 YALSA President: Kelly Czarnecki

The 2021-2022 President’s Theme and Initiative center around giving library staff tools to re-build youth social capital and honoring collective care to help support the new YALSA Strategic Plan.

Outcomes that will guide the taskforce work include:

·         Work with YALSA staff to develop and provide membership with continuing education in the form of podcast recordings with vetted speakers that align with YALSA’s work with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

·         Connect with relevant individuals and groups within YALSA to support the creation of theme-related resources.

·         Connect with “non-members” who work with youth in libraries.

·         Develop a President’s Program at ALA Annual 2022 in Washington DC.


The direction of this taskforce is also guided by the new YALSA Strategic Plan 2021-2025. YALSA appreciates the efforts of members and nonmembers that shared their input to help shape the direction of the organization.

Kelly Czarnecki is the Teen Services Manager for the Loft at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system. Her term as YALSA President runs through June 30, 2022. She can be contacted at kellyczarnecki1@gmail.com.