YALSA and Me
As Chair of YALSA’s (The Young Adult Library Services Association) Diversity Task Force, one of the areas my committee and I were asked to help with diversity issues was to think of ways to diversify teen librarian’s collections and to help them to promote their libraries. To help accomplish these tasks, the Task Force created a wiki for several of the diverse groups within ALA (the American Library Association) which YALSA members could access as a resource.
The wiki, titled “Serving Diverse Teens @ Your Library” provides resources for Teen Librarians in both Public and School Libraries to help them reach out to their Diverse teens from different types of backgrounds. Included in the wiki are resources for developing diverse collections of materials for these teens to use, as well as ways to promote programs to reach them in the community. Check it out!