Thanks to everyone who took the time to give us some feedback in our year end readers’ survey. We were thrilled to have so many responses, and the Hub Advisory Board and I discussed many of your suggestions and are working to make the Hub the best it can be. your destination for information on library collections for teens.
Many indicated that they wished we provided programming ideas. There are other places where YALSA focuses on this aspect of teen services. Also, YALSA recently launched Teen Programming HQ, a site to share library programs designed for and with teens. Be sure you are following The YALSAblog, which not only covers information about the organization, but also posts on programming. The Hub has partnered with the YALSAblog to highlight collections in conjunction with various programs, so look for that new monthly feature as well.
Many lamented the sunsetting of the YALSA Monday Polls. These were discontinued last fall for a number of reasons: Hub bloggers felt we had exhausted many topics, and also thought we could use the time and effort to deliver more value-added content. However, after a break, we decided that we would bring them back as a monthly feature rather than a weekly one. Look for the first poll of 2016 on the last Monday of February!
We received many compliments about the graphic booklists we create to accompany some readers’ advisory posts. I’m happy to report that we’re going to be creating more of these booklists, and that we’ll also archive downloadable pdfs and Microsoft Publisher files on this page. These are free to use with patrons in the library.
Many other individual suggestions sparked ideas, and we took all feedback into account. We want the Hub to be your destination for information on library collections for teens.
If you are interested in blogging for The Hub, we’re always accepting new bloggers. If you’re already a member of YALSA, you can update your volunteer form or contact the member manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your are interested in joining YALSA, more information on the benefits of membership can be found here. Bloggers must be current YALSA members and agree to the blogger guidelines.
If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to get in touch.
— Molly Wetta, currently reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert