YALSA President's Page

2023 - 2024 YALSA President: Colleen Seisser

"I am both honored and humbled to step into the role of YALSA President this year. I hope to lead YALSA forward with our Board of Directors as we look to stabilize and build our member base and volunteers, recover financial stability, onboard a new Executive Director, and work for our members to advocate for teens and teen services in these challenging times. Not only is one of my goals this year to reaffirm YALSA's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion but I also plan to focus on how YALSA can support our members as we continue to face an unprecedented number of book challenges and censorship that specifically impact those working with teens in libraries.”

Highlights of Colleen Seisser’s involvement in YALSA include:

  • Serving YALSA Board Director at Large from 2018-2021

  • Serving as Member of Organization and Bylaws Committee

  • Serving as Chair and Member on YALSA’s Division and Membership Promotion Committee

  • Serving as Chair, Member, and Administrative Assistant of Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

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.