I have officially had a Great Idea.
From American Libraries:
“The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the winners for its annual Great Ideas contest:
- Elizabeth Burns, New Jersey State Library Talking Books and Braille Center, Trenton, N.J., won for her idea to host a blog-based YALSA book award/booklist reading challenge, and
- Kit Ward-Crixell, New Braunfels (Texas) Public Library and Krista McKenzie, Garret College, Accident, Md., shared a prize for their separate proposals to create an online tool to aid young adult librarians in conducting original research.”
Why yes, this is Blatant Self Promotion.
When I heard about the Great Ideas contest I wanted to enter but was drawing a total blank. Weeks passed. On the next to last day to enter, while driving home from work, I finally had an idea. I stayed up that night, going through YALSA’s strategic plan and putting together my entry.
I love the opportunities that being involved in YALSA and ALA has provided me, and I am excited about being able to give back to YALSA, librarians, and readers with this idea.