[baisl] YALSA invites teens to ALA Annual

  • From: Hannah Gomez <hgomez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: baisl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 08:07:14 -0800

The YALSA Local Arrangements committee for ALA Annual in San Francisco, June
25-June 30, 2015 is recruiting youth participants to give feedback on
nominated books at the Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Session on Saturday,
June 27, 2015 (a list of titles can be found here:

YALSA takes input from youth very seriously, and in order to get a wide
representative of area youth, we are seeking up to 50 teens to visit and
participate in ALA Annual 2015. Preference will be given to local teens and
groups facilitated by YALSA members, but the application is open to all.

Participation consists of teens (ages 12-18) speaking in front of an
audience of the committee, publisher representatives, and conference
attendees. The Teen Feedback Session runs from1pm-3pm.

YALSA Goals for Youth Participation:
1. To organize and implement youth participation to support division goals
2. To collect a wide range of ideas from as diverse a young adult
population as possible
3. To incorporate youth participation into programs and services in order
to provide a richer experience for YALSA members
4. To create valuable experiences for the participating young adults in
which they can gain knowledge and/or skills useful in future endeavors

All expenses, other than registration for Saturday, June 27, 2015, are the
responsibility of the group. Registration on June 27 includes attending a
publisher-sponsored lunch WITH AUTHORS immediately before the session and
passes to the conference exhibit hall.

Notification will be made by JUNE 3, 2015.

To APPLY, fill out the online form:

Hannah Gómez
Library Services Specialist
Castilleja School
1310 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 470-7907


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