I got such good responses from my request for information about ways to volunteer with the California School Library Association that I thought I would put them up here. My thought is to put up one a day for the next few days. These are volunteer opportunities for both the conference and for the organization.
Here's the first one:
"One wonderful volunteer opportunity is working at the California Young Reader Medal booth in the exhibit hall. CYRM is a great program that promotes our most cherished core value -- a love of reading. If you participate in CYRM at your school and want to help spread the program, this is the perfect opportunity. If you are new to CYRM, you can still work at the booth. I will train you and turn you into a CYRM true believer. The booth will be open from Thursday evening until Saturday afternoon, and we welcome volunteers at any time."
(From Tony Doyle, Livingston High School, and member of the California Young Reader Medal Committee. If you want to contact him about doing this, send me an email and I will forward it to him.)