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  • 1. Young Adult LibraryServices Associations Alexandra Snyder Alexandra.Snyder@eagles.usm.edu March 4, 2012
  • 2. Young Adult Library Services Association  YALSA is a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  YALSA has a Twitter account that many librarians may want to consider following.LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 2 3/4/12
  • 3. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  1. The Monday Poll! Each Monday a poll is taken for various topics from favorite friendship to best use of a made-up language. Barking spiders, my friend, barking spiders!LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 3 3/4/12
  • 4. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  2. Ideas for Teen Tech Week! These ideas are useful for children’s librarians, school librarians, young adult librarians, and public librarians. Check it out for your library’s programming.LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 4 3/4/12
  • 5. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  3. Links to blog posts! Blog posts are written by staff writers as well as guest writers. Your post could be chosen!LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 5 3/4/12
  • 6. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  4. Links to The Hub! The Hub is a section of the YALSA blog that varies in topics. Check it out!LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 6 3/4/12
  • 7. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  5. App of the Week! With so many new apps coming out daily, this post highlighting the best of the best is great.LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 7 3/4/12
  • 8. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  6. Retweets from other organizations! Sometimes it’s hard to follow so many organizations. The retweets from YALSA give insight into relevant organizations and information.  American Library  New York Public Library Association (ALA) (NYPL)  Afterschool Alliance  American Association of  ALA Tech Source School Librarians (AASL)LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 8 3/4/12
  • 9. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  7. Interviews with award nominees! These posts give information about authors as well as new books on the market.LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 9 3/4/12
  • 10. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  8. Tweets of the week! Tweets of the week give a recap of tweets throughout the week from organizations and authors.LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 10 3/4/12
  • 11. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  9. Book Reviews! Fans of YA lit will love book reviews of new releases as well as a look back at older titles.LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 11 3/4/12
  • 12. Ten Reasons to Follow YALSA  10. It’s fun! YALSA offers a lot of fun topics for the enjoyment of those working in YA as well as those just interested in this area of librarianship.LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 12 3/4/12
  • 13.  Thank you for your attention! Any questions?LIS 457 Computer Applications in Libraries 13 3/4/12