ALA Midwinter is around the corner, and we’re hoping you’re getting excited, scheduling your days and lifting weights so that you can carry around all your swag.

We have an incredible opportunity for networking and professional development. Beth Yoke, Executive Director of Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is looking for graduate students to assist with logistics during the Summit on Libraries and Teens, including taking notes during the small group sessions, taking photos & video of the event, monitoring Twitter, etc. Potential monetary compensation of up to $200 depending on level of involvement. This is a great chance to meet people working with youth and library services!

Nuts and bolts from Beth:

The event is from noon to 9pm on Wed. Jan. 23rd and from 8:00am – 5:00pm on Thurs. Jan. 24th. Ideally, I would like to have folks who could be at the entire event. If that’s not possible, maybe it would work better to have people commit to participating in one of the two days. We will have participants divided into 7 – 8 small groups and we’re looking for a student note taker for each group. For consistency’s sake, it would be helpful if it was the same student staying with the same group for both days, but I realize that may not be possible.  The other 2 – 3 students would be more free-roaming and be taking photos and video, monitoring the Twitter feed and generally helping w/ the tech/social media aspect.  For this type of activity, it would be easier to accommodate multiple students and their schedules.  Beginning librarians and job-seekers would also be fine to reach out to.

You can learn more about this event at http://www.ala.org/yaforum.
If you are interested, please respond by Friday 1/11 to Dr. Eliza Dresang, at edresang@uw.edu.

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