YALS News: Updated Archive

Did you know that four months after an issue of YALS is published it is made available on the YALS site in its archives? Well, it’s true. If you haven’t checked out the archives now might be the time to do so. We have full issues available through Winter 2013.

And, if you need something more recent, don’t forget to look for YALS in EBSCO databases at your local public, school, or academic library.

And What About Alex (Spring 2013)

alex award logoThe Spring 2013 issue of YALS is all about the association’s awards and lists. This blog post presents an edited conversation with Angela Carstensen, co-editor of SLJ’s Adult Books 4 Teens (AB4T) blog, editor of Outstanding Books for the College Bound [2011] and former Alex Award Committee member about brining the award to teens.

Q: We hear so much about Mock Printz, Newberry and Caldecott programs – why don’t we hear about a Mock Alex program?

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Running for YALSA Board: Is it a Good Idea for You? (Spring 2013)

people having fun at a meeting creative commons license lars plougmanIn the spring 2013 issue of YALS, YALSA Past-President Sarah Flowers, writes about running for YALSA Board and why YOU – yes YOU – might be interested in taking the plunge. (Even if you think that you aren’t cut out for it.) In the article Sarah includes information on resources that are worth investigating for anyone considering a leadership position in the association. You might want to take a look at:

  • Benefits of Board Membership – Maybe you are thinking, “what do I gain from being a Board member?” A lot actually. Read through this list for a good idea of exactly what you’ll get from being a member of YALSA’s Board of Directors. Continue reading