CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has selected Sara Beth Coffman, who is currently studying at the School of Information Sciences at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, as the new member manager of its collection development and content curation blog, The Hub. Prior to returning to school, Coffman taught English and Composition and was the Director of Learning Commons at an independent pre-K–12 school.
“I am thrilled and nervous to be taking on such an exciting role, and I look forward to seeing The Hub continue to expand its reach, influence, and value in the library community and beyond.” said Coffman.
Coffman will lead an advisory board to provide oversight in creating, soliciting, and managing content for the blog. She will also help manage the selected lists blogging teams and the dissemination of the selected lists, as well as the general promotion and technical maintenance of the blog.
The Hub recruits member bloggers on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please fill out the volunteer form. Learn more about blogging and The Hub.
The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: [email protected].