YALSA President's Page

2022 - 2023 YALSA President: 

Franklin Escobedo will coordinate the planning and implementation of activities to support YALSA'S Strategic Plan with an emphasis on Teen Mental Health, EDI, and support for YA Librarian's role in crisis intervention and the theme for their Presidential year. 

Highlights of Franklin Escobedo's involvement in YALSA include:

  • Serving as Chair on the YALSA Organization and Bylaws Committee
  • Serving as Chair on the YALSA Social Media Marketing Taskforce
  • Serving on the YALSA Financial Advancement Committee
  • Serving on several YALSA committees including Michael L. Printz Award Committee, YALSA YA Symposium Evaluation Taskforce, YALSA President's Program Planning Committee, and YALSA Executive Committee

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens - especially those with the greatest needs - on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or email: yalsa@ala.org.