Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA and Blink partner for Teen Read Week™ 2014

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Blink, a young adult imprint, have partnered for Teen Read Week 2014.

This is the second year in a row that Blink has helped to sponsor Teen Read Week and lent its support to libraries all across the nation in their efforts to strengthen and promote literacy amongst teens. 

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC/YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The Everyone Reads @ your Library grant allows ALSC and YALSA to support important literacy programs across the country.

YALSA opens proposals for 2015 symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium, Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities, to be held Nov. 6-8, 2015, in Portland, Ore.

Teen Bloggers for 2014 Teen Read Week™ Blogging Contest announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the teen winners of its first ever Teen Read Week Blogging Contest. Thirty-one teens were selected from a pool of sixty-one applicants.

Thirty-one teens will blog about various young adult literature topics throughout the month of October on YALSA’s young adult literature focused blog, The Hub in celebration of Teen Read Week, which will be celebrated this year from Oct. 12 - 18.

YALSA, WWE® announce WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program Recipients

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with WWE, awarded grants to Lorely Ambriz, Montserrat Inglada and James Klipa to help each individual enrich their library’s literacy programs and collection, as part of WWE’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program.

Ruberg wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2014 symposium

CHICAGO — Rebecca Ruberg, a teen librarian at the Burlington Public Library in Burlington, Iowa, won the 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend provides Ruberg with up to $1,000 to attend the 2014 symposium, to be held Nov. 14–16, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas.

Teens can vote now for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – The voting period for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten officially opened on Aug. 15, 2014. Teens ages 12-18 can vote for their favorites through the end of Teen Read Week (Oct. 18).

DOGObooks to host landing page for YALSA’s 2014 TTT vote

CHICAGO — Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Books Voting that opens on Aug. 15.

For the second year in a row, DOGObooks is the host site where teens go to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten books. Last year, a record number of teens cast their ballots for their favorite book.  This year, organizers expect even more young adults to make sure their voices are heard.

YALSA President-elect Candice Mack chosen as participant in AAJA’s Media Institute

CHICAGO — Candice Mack, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) President-Elect, has been chosen to participate in the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA) first ever Media Institute.

The Media Institute is a two-day workshop that will take place from Aug. 15-16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. It is aimed at training non-profit professionals in the art of working and presenting themselves with and in the media. Participants will learn about the different ways of presenting themselves through a vast array of media including print, television and digital.

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