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Got an idea? Want to be paid for it? Here's the catch. We're looking for
great ideas that mesh with the goals of YALSA's Strategic Plan....and we
need to hear from you by May 1st!

You still have time to enter the 2010 YALSA Great Ideas contest – where you
– individual members of YALSA and official member groups, including
committees, juries, taskforces, discussion groups, interest groups and advisory
boards – can make your best ideas a reality.

You say you haven’t memorized the YALSA’s strategic goals and objectives? No
worries – you can read the full plan here
In summary, the YALSA goals are:

            ·   Advocacy

·   Marketing

·   Research

·   Continuous Learning

·   Member Recruitment and Engagement

These are the big goals – and under each category there are more specific
objectives, like increasing member access to existing research relevant to
library services to teens and increase regional training opportunities.

So think big – or think locally – what would YOU, as a YALSA member, like to
see YALSA do to make your work better?  Here’s your chance to share your

The winners (there’s an individual category and a group category) of the
Great Ideas Contest will receive a prize of $250 and, best of all, their
idea will be implemented by YALSA!

Full details about the contest are available on YALSA’s home
Applications are due May 1, 2010.

Please direct questions to Sarajo Wentling, Strategic Planning Committee
Chair, at

Laura Pearle
Head Librarian
Hackley School

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“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you
most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library,
which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.” Keith

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