Greetings Youth Librarians! 

I’m looking forward to serving as your new CAYAL president for the coming year.  I would like to thank Gizelle Guyette, outgoing president, who devoted countless hours to making the library world a better place for all of us who serve children and young adults.  Many thanks, Gizelle!  I’m also glad to announce that Jane Napier of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library will join me this year as CAYAL vice president.

There will be a special CAYAL event in November.  This will give us a chance to meet fellow youth librarians, share ideas, and get to know what’s going on at libraries around the state.  Watch for details TBA soon.

Please contact me with any ideas or concerns that you may have.  I’d like to hear from you.

Jill Coffrin
Youth Services Librarian
Dorothy Alling Memorial Library
21 Library Lane
Williston, VT 05495

CAYAL Meeting April 17th

Hello Youth Librarians,

 For those of you not yet initiated into the cozy inner circle of our CAYAL distribution list family  (just ask), Jill Coffrin and I invite you to scenic Colchester for our spring CAYAL MEETING, to be held Thursday, April 17th, from 2-4 PM at the Colchester Meeting House adjacent to the Burnham Memorial Library.Read More

YALSA Surveys –Pass It On!

  From Barbara Doyle-Wilch on behalf of Don Wood :

     If you are a young adult librarian, this is for you:  YALSA is collecting survey feedback to help guide future programs and services developed for library workers who serve teens.  If you have teens nearby, please encourage them to take the brief online anonymous surveymonkey survey, available through March 31st, that pertains to their technology needs.  The best way to get there is through the YALSA webpage:  Please note that the survey is for teens, not adults.  Check it out!

CAYAL Program 2008: Call for Ideas

     Hello fellow CAYAL members,

 As many of you know from my previous e-mails, we the CAYAL section of the VLA are responsible for at least one annual program, the purpose of which is primarily to explore new concepts and/or further develop skills in a specific area of children’s and young adult services (the secondary purpose, to be blunt, is to generate enough revenue to refill the CAYAL coffer so that we will return to a balanced budget at year’s end). 

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