Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA to lead transformation of teen library services with new three-year organizational plan

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has adopted a three-year organizational plan aimed at encouraging the transformation of teen library services.

YALSA releases position paper, Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has released a new position paper titled, “Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact.”

Teens’ Top Ten public nominations open; book group application opening in August

CHICAGO — Teens aged 12-18 can now nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via the public nomination form.

2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2016 Teens Top Ten Nominees.

This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2015.  The nominees are as follows:

2016 Teen Read Week™ Initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2016 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

Apply now for the 2016 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO – Eligible library staff, afterschool providers and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2016 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

Registration for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium now open

CHICAGO — Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, which takes place Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, is now open. Individuals can register for the symposium with early bird rates now through Sept. 15, 2016.

Early bird rates are as follows:

Enter YALSA’s Teens Succeed with Libraries Video Contest

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites library staff and teens to submit creative and compelling videos for its Teens Succeed with Libraries Video Contest.

YALSA honors four members with 2016 YALSA Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its 2016 YALSA Writing Award, with members winning in four categories.

The winners are as follows:

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