I'm going, even if it's just to lurk: Teen librarians, YALSA, and the economy chat on June 9 (Tuesday) at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
This interests me from a grownup more than a teen perspective. With all this talk about serving teens in a bad economy and what YALSA can do for you, I am most interested to learn if there's anyone else out there who has actually lost a full-time, professional, YA librarian position. All the grants and conference support are no good if we don't have jobs to professionally develop. I know that personally, I'm facing a career change because of my job loss. I wonder if anyone else, especially anyone who's been in this profession more than five years, is having some of the same thoughts.