Last day of the American Library Association conference! YALSA kicked off Monday with the YALSA Membership Meeting and President’s Program. This session is always a great one for YALSA members (and future YALSA members!) to connect with the organization, see fellow members recognized for their achievements, and see the passing of the gavel as a new YALSA president takes office. This year’s meeting was started by now-past president Chris Shoemaker and adjourned by YALSA’s new president, Candice Mack.
The meeting was followed by a Shark Tank themed program in which YALSA members pitched their innovative ideas for creating digital literacy programs for teens at their libraries. The pitches were judged by a panel of “Sharks” and provided tons of inspiration to the audience.
In the afternoon, audiobook fans gathered for the Odyssey Award program. This award, jointly conducted by ALSC and YALSA, recognizes the best in audiobook production for kids and teens. It’s a really fun program to attend, because the audience is treated to live readings from the award winning productions.
At the end of the evening, the Hub bloggers wrapped up our conference experience together over good food and conversation.
Oh, and here are just a few of the ARCs acquired this conference that I’m going to have to try fit into my suitcase for the flight home.
That brings us to the end of our daily conference coverage, but stay with us– we’ll have some more in-depth post-conference coverage coming your way.
If you were here in Francisco with us, we hope you had a great time. If you weren’t, then we hope to see you next year in Orlando!