Young Adult Library Services Association

Waugh selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2019 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dr. Amanda Waugh, Instructional Librarian at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle on Saturday, January 26.

YALSA opens up 2019 summer learning and teen intern grant applications

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened up the applications for its 2019 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern Grants.

Pilot cohort of YALSA’s Train the Trainer project announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the pilot cohort of its Train the Trainer (TTT) project. The three-year project is being implemented in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Welmers sponsors YALSA’s Service to Young Adults Outstanding Achievement Award

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is excited to announce the generous sponsorship of its Service to Young Adults Outstanding Achievement Award by longtime YALSA member, Marney Welmers.

Harris named 2018-2019 YALSA Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Cearra Harris as its 2018-2019 Spectrum Scholar.

Harris’ career began at Richland Library in Columbia, SC. While working at Richland Library, Harris fell in love with programming, and developed a strong passion for serving the at-risk community. She is currently the Teen Services Specialist at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Mecklenburg Library and is pursuing an MLIS at University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Apply now to be a part of the Teens’ Top Ten book groups

CHICAGO — Library staff can now apply on behalf of their teen book groups for a chance to be a part of the official Teens’ Top Ten book groups.

Taylor-Cloud wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2018 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Kimberly Taylor-Cloud, a Youth Services Librarian at the Fairburn Branch Library of the Atlanta-Fulton (Georgia) Public Library System, has won the 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium library worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Taylor-Cloud with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium, which will be held Nov. 2–4 in Salt Lake City, UT.

DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2018 Teens’ Top Ten voting

CHICAGO, IL – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced that it will be partnering with DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teen books, to host the voting for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten.