YALSA Names New Hub Blog Manager

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has appointed Rachel Milburn as Hub Blog Manager.

Rachel is the Youth Services Manager at the Frankfort Community Public Library in  Frankfort, IN. Rachel loves to read and is excited for the opportunity to work with the YALSA books list teams. She will serve a one-year term with an option to renew based on performance.

Previously a member of the Hub Advisory Board, she anticipates learning more about YALSA as the Blog Manager. Rachel enjoys being a part of the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Committee, an opportunity that introduces her to many great reads. Each year, she collaborates with local educators and librarians for county Battle of the Books (BOB) program. She leads a program that hosts an author from the BOB booklist to visit the library for area student to meet. Circulating Advancing Racial Equality Book Kits, Project Lit Book Club, and Diverse Reads are just a few of the book related programming and services she started at her library.

If you are interested in working with Rachel on the Hub Blog, we are still looking for members to volunteer for the Hub Advisory committee. Here’s a brief overview of the Advisory Board:

Hub Advisory Board

  • The Hub Advisory Board participates in the development and maintenance of the Hub and follows the guidelines for the site as set out by the YALSA Board of Directors.
  • The Advisory Board also serves in an advisory capacity to the Member Manager, who also acts as Chair, of the site and assists with the collection of content for the site, generates ideas for content, works on getting teen and library staff input and feedback, facilitates marketing and PR as needed, and writes for the site as needed.
  • Size: 7 virtual members including Member Manager, who is the chair, and two members from the previous year.
  • Term: July 1, through June 30

Think you would be a good fit for the Hub Advisory Board, use this link to fill out YALSA’s Volunteer form and be sure to check that you are interested in the Hub Advisory Board: https://www.ala.org/CFApps/volunteer/form.cfm