YALSA names 2014 Fabulous Films for Young Adults

For Immediate Release
Mon, 02/03/2014

Contact:

Jaclyn Finneke
Communications Manager
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
jfinneke@ala.org

PHILADELPHIA The Young Adult library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), today announced its 2014 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating to a theme that will appeal to young adults ages 12-18 and is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The 2014 Fabulous Films for Young Adults offers 25 titles based on the theme "School's Out Forever YOLO (you only live once)," that showcase varying genres of exploring identity and teen independence. The complete list, including annotations, can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/fabfilms.

"As the sunset year of the committee, we strived to select films that would reach a variety of teens," said Jessica Lorentz Smith, committee chair.  "Films were selected from the nominations that the committee feels best highlight the range and diversity of teen experiences."

Members of the Fabulous Films for Young Adults Committee are: Jessica Lorentz Smith, chair, Bend Senior High School, Bend, Ore.; Elizabeth Burns, NJ State Library Talking Books & Braille Center, Trenton, N.J.; Erica Gauquier, Darien Library, Darien, Conn.; Angelique Kopa, Hartford County Library, Belcamo, Md.; Kenneth Petrilli, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, N.Y.; Sarah Potvin, Allen Public Library, Allen, Texas; Kristina Reynolds, Portland District Library, Portland, Mont.; Elsworth Rockefeller, Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, Ill.; Clair Segal, Horace Mann School, New York, N.Y.; Amy Wilde, Administrative Assistant, Cascade Middle School, Bend, Ore.

YALSA'S portfolio of book and media awards helps strengthen library services for and with teens by identifying quality, age appropriate resources for librarians and library workers to share with the teens in their communities.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.  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, yalsa@ala.org.