[OYAN] YA Opportunities: Enter a maker contest, vote for teens' top ten, YA literature symposium, and invite your congressman to your library

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Aug 4 13:31:36 PDT 2014

The following opportunities are from ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Questions? Contact
Beth Yoke, 1-800-545-2433 ext 4391, byoke at ala.org<mailto:byoke at ala.org>

Maker Contest Deadline is Sept. 1st
Participate in YALSA's Maker Contest now through Sept. 1st and win fab prizes!  Details and the online application form can be found at http://ow.ly/y6rqJ.  To learn more about making in libraries and get some great ideas, check out the Maker & DIY wiki<http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Maker_%26_DIY_Programs>, which includes a free, downloadable Making in the Library Toolkit.

Teens' Top Ten Voting Opens Aug. 15th
The 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been posted online since April.  Beginning Aug. 15th and running through Teen Read Week(tm), teens all over the world are encouraged to go online and vote for their favorites at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens>.  Bookmark the page on your web site and join the discussion on Twitter with #ttt14.

Showcase Your Libraries!
Invite your members of Congress into your library to see first-hand all the great ways you create opportunities for teens to keep learning over the summer.  You could also schedule a meeting with them at their local office.  YALSA's Legislation Committee has created some great tips and resources to help libraries participate in "District Days," Aug. 2 - Sept. 7, including free downloadable press materials and a sample letter to your legislator.    http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/District_Days.

Connecting Teens to YA Literature
We'd love to see you in Austin, TX, YALSA for the 2014 YA Literature Symposium this year on Nov. 14-16th.  Check out the preliminary program, register at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium<http://www.ala.org/yalitsymposium>.  Early registration closes Sept. 15!  Join the conversation on Twitter with #yalit14

Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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