YALSA is recruiting teens to participate in its Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) Teen Feedback Session. This session is scheduled to take place virtually via Zoom on Saturday, January 9th from 2-3:30pm CT. During the session, teens will be asked to give constructive feedback to the BFYA committee members on the titles that have been nominated for the 2021 BFYA list. The list of books can be found here. The session will be recorded but will not be made public. It will also only be sent to BFYA Committee members.
YALSA takes input from youth very seriously, and in order to get a wide representation, there are two ways to participate. First, we are seeking up to 50 teens to participate virtually. Participating teens are asked to read as many of the BYFA titles as possible, but all titles do not need to be read by each teen. Secondly, librarians may gather feedback from their teens to share on behalf of their teens during the session. Both teens and librarians interested in participating in the feedback session should apply by January 5.
YALSA Goals for Youth Participation:
- To organize and implement youth participation to support division goals,
- To collect a wide range of ideas from as diverse a young adult population as possible,
- To incorporate youth participation into programs and services in order to provide a richer experience for YALSA members,
- To create valuable experiences for the participating young adults in which they can gain knowledge and/or skills useful in future endeavors.