Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Blog for YALSA Hub in Anticipation of #ALAAC18

Read my blog post on YALSA's The Hub



I strongly believe that belonging to professional organizations is crucial to my development to be a better librarian. Some of the organizations that I belong to include: JSLA, LASL, LLA, LACUE, ALA, AASL, and YALSA. Yes, it can get expensive because I have to pay for these memberships as my school does not, but through these organizations, I can network with my peers, get professional development, and find materials online that can help me do my job. Because I get so much out of both the state and national organizations to which I belong, I also like to give back. So when I was asked to chair the YALSA Local Area Task Force for ALA 2018, I agreed. ALA is having its annual conference in New Orleans at the end of June. I am beyond excited because I have not attended since 2013. Though I belong to the school librarian's division of ALA, AASL, I have done most of my volunteering with the Young Adult division, YALSA. 

Part of my job on the committee is to write blog posts for YALSA to help get attendees revved up about visiting New Orleans. This week, my post about YA literature set in New Orleans was published in The Hub. You can read my post here
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