Young Adult Library Services Association

Barnhart to serve as YALSA’s first ALA Liaison

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association has chosen Amanda Barnhart, Teen Librarian at the Kansas City Public Library in Independence, Missouri as its ALA liaison to represent YALSA in various American Library Association (ALA) groups and committees.

“I am eager and excited to explore the possibilities afforded by this opportunity,” said Barnhart. “I look forward to the work involved in strengthening the relationships that exist between the ALA groups and YALSA and in seeking new paths that enrich the work of both.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grants $249,056 to ALSC and YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $249,056 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Ashley selected as 2017-2018 The Hub member manager

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Stephen Ashley, Teen Engagement Coordinator at the Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Public Library as its new member manager for its blog, The Hub.

“I'm super excited to take over as the YALSA Hub member manager!” said Ashley. “I'm looking forward to working with YALSA members to share useful content on the Hub about creating collections that are diverse and reflective of the interests of teens today.”

YALSA’s 2017 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its list of 2017 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs from its Teen Programming HQ contest.

The top ten are:

Kumasi selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2018 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dr. Kafi Kumasi, Associate Professor from Wayne State to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Dr. Kumasi’s paper is entitled, “Doin’ the Knowledge: Using Hip Hop as Framework to Study Youth New Media Practices.” The Midwinter event will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting

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 site for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten.

For the fifth year in a row, DOGObooks is the host site where teens will go to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Voting by teens has grown significantly over the last couple of years and YALSA expects a record number of votes this year.

Meece wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Ashley Meece, a Teen Services librarian at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Meece with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2017 symposium, which will be held Nov. 3–5 in Louisville, KY.

Anclade wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Tegan Anclade, a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Anclade with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2017 symposium, which will be held Nov. 3-5 in Louisville, KY.

2017 Teen Read Week™ Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

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