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We had a full house at last week's symposium! Save the date for our next one, to be held in Portland, OR, Nov. 6 - 8, 2015. Submit a program or paper proposal through Dec. 1 via http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium.

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Happy Monday, everyone. Many thanks to all who were able to participate the YA Lit Symposium in Austin, TX! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2pu8nsUtCQ

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Why are libraries important for teens? Read and download our report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. http://www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report

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Hi all, I have a friend coming to Texas with me who is not a librarian. Can anyone local recommend things within walking distance she might be interested in while I am at the conference?Continue

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Hi Everybody,Can someone describe what happens at the symposium? Is there lots of discussions? I have the program but that does not really give me a sense of what to expect.Thanks,AContinue

 
 
 

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