CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the winners of its Teens Succeed with Libraries video contest.
The contest was open to library staff and the teens they serve. Requirements of the contest called for creative video entries that compellingly demonstrated how teens make use of library services, programs and staff in order to succeed in school and prepare for college, careers and life.
The three winners are:
- Bill Stea; Charles County Public Library; Waldorf, MD
- Rebecca Zamora Milby High School; Houston, TX
- Dominic Dafejimue; Hawks Nest (Atlantic County Institute of Technology); Mays Landing, NJ
A playlist of the winning videos, along with all the submissions can be found on YALSA’s YouTube channel. YALSA encourages libraries to link to these videos from their own web sites and to use them with stakeholders as tools to advocate for the importance of library services for and with teens.
Each winner will receive $200 worth of books, audiobooks, and graphic novels. The contest was administered by YALSA’s Advocacy Resources Taskforce. To access YALSA’s free advocacy resources, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/advocacy.
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@example.com.