Summer Event: Collection Weeding

August 11, 2021 | 9:00–3:30

Join us for a YACS summer event!

We will be volunteering at the RFK Community Schools’ library for a day of service! We will work with the teacher librarian to learn about school library collection development, and get hands-on experience weeding books and building a relevant collection for students.

Wednesday, August 11, 9:00–3:30
at the RFK Community Schools in Koreatown
Lunch will be provided

The RFK Community Schools is a Title I collective of six schools, serving K-12 students. The library collection hasn’t been updated in 10 years, but the school is finally able to build a relevant collection that students deserve, and we will be helping with that effort!

If you’re interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Kim Nguyen by Sunday, August 8 (Slack or email We will get a headcount for food and will send you parking info.

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Storytime 101

May 14, 2021 | 5:30 pm

Join us this Friday for Storytime 101! This event will be led by Joanna Fabicon, who will break down how to lead a dynamic storytime. Joanna is a Senior Librarian of Children’s Services at LAPL, a UCLA alum, and the instructor for this quarter’s course on contemporary children’s literature. 

Email Kim Nguyen at for Zoom info.

event info for Storytime 101

YACS Happy Hour

February 18, 2021 | 7 pm

We have revived YACS, and we’d like to hear from you! All are welcome at our kick-off happy hour on Thursday, February 18 at 7 pm. Take a break before finals and let us know what kind of activities you’d like to see from YACS this year!

Email Kim Nguyen at for Zoom info.

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YACS is back!

After a 5-year hiatus, YACS is back! Students from the 2022 MLIS cohort have restarted this student org, and we are excited to bring together aspiring young adult and children’s librarians. We plan to create programming around professional development, guest speakers, YA and children’s literature, and more!

The 2020–2021 YACS board is:

  • Chair: Dana Laderer
  • Vice Chair: Julia Conversano
  • Secretary: Gissel Rios
  • Treasurer: Christine Chan
  • Outreach Manager: Kim Nguyen

Many thanks to our new faculty advisor, Professor Rob Montoya, as well as the IS Student Governing Board for your support.

Watch this space for news on upcoming events!

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