Young Adult Library Services Association

Funding opportunity for rural, small, and tribal libraries to provide college and career readiness services

CHICAGO – Rural, small and tribal libraries can apply now to participate in the “Future Ready with the Library: Connecting with Communities for College & Career Readiness Services” project, which YALSA is partnering with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) to implement.

YALSA opens program proposals for 2017 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is now accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 22 - 27, 2017. Proposals may be submitted through August 1, 2016 via this form by logging into or creating an ALA account.

2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway Recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 40 recipients were selected to receive a set of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through the generous funding from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The nominee list is comprised of 26 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres. 

The recipients of the giveaway are as follows:

Join YALSA at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has big plans ahead for Annual 2016 – join us June 24 – 28 in Orlando for five action-packed days with endless opportunities to learn and network with your fellow colleagues, favorite authors, and experts in the teen services field.

To register, visit www.alaannual.org. Advanced registration ends June 17, 2016. Register in advance and save on onsite registration costs.

YALSA announces its 2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its list of 2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs from its Teen Programming HQ contest.

The top ten are:

YALSA announces its Teens Succeed with Libraries Video Contest winners

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the winners of its Teens Succeed with Libraries video contest.

The contest was open to library staff and the teens they serve. Requirements of the contest called for creative video entries that compellingly demonstrated how teens make use of library services, programs and staff in order to succeed in school and prepare for college, careers and life.

The three winners are:

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:

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