CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has launched its highly-anticipated Teen Book Finder Database. Consistent with its app counterpart, the database is comprised of titles and media from YALSA’s book awards and selected book and media lists.
The database, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, is a free resource that allows users to search by award, list name, year, author, genre, and more, as well as create personalized lists and locate titles in nearby libraries. Additionally, the database will also serve as the new, dedicated space for YALSA’s selected book and media lists. In the coming weeks, all book and media lists currently found on YALSA’s Book Awards & Book/Media Lists page will slowly be redirected to the database.
Similar to the Teen Book Finder app, the database will be updated every year following the announcements of the book awards and lists. With the launch of the new database, users are encouraged to explore the site and provide feedback for improvement via an online form.
Learn more and start exploring the new database at http://booklists.yalsa.net.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.