Young Adult Library Services Association

2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 15 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

YALSA partners with Best Buy for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its partnership with Best Buy for its 2015 Teen Tech Week celebration.

2015 Nonfiction finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2014. YALSA will name the 2015 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Feb. 2, in Chicago during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2015 finalists are:

2015 Morris finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2015 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2015 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Feb. 2, in Chicago during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2015 finalists are:

Apply now for 2015 Teen Tech Week™ Grants

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association has opened the application for its 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants.

Through generous funding from Best Buy, 20 grants worth $1000 each will be distributed to libraries to help support their digital literacy programs.

Interested applicants are invited to apply for the grants if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

YALSA announces Johana Orellana as its 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is pleased to announce that Johana Orellana is YALSA’s 2015 Emerging Leader. Orellana will receive funding to attend the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference in 2015.

YALSA’s participation in the Emerging Leaders program is through the Friends of YALSA, which since 2005 has funded more than $100,000 in member awards, grants, stipends and scholarships.

2015 Teen Tech Week™ site goes live, register for free digital promotional materials

CHICAGO – The official Teen Tech Week website of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is now live, with updated materials for the 2015 celebration. YALSA calls on school and public library staff across the country to use Teen Tech Week as an opportunity to raise awareness in their local community about the digital resources and services their library offers to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and careers.

ALA offers unlimited virtual seats for ALA Youth Media Awards webcast

CHICAGO  — The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Chicago at 8 a.m. CT on Feb. 2, 2015, when the American Library Association (ALA) unveils the next classics in children’s and young adult literature.

Thousands of webcast viewers will log on and join more than 1,200 onsite audience members for the announcement of the 2015 ALA Youth Media Awards. The announcements are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits  taking place from Jan. 30 – Feb. 3 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

YALSA announces winners of its 2014 Maker Contest

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the winners of its 2014 Maker Contest.

Over the summer, libraries were encouraged to implement ‘making’ activities into their summer reading and learning programming efforts. At the conclusion of their making programming, libraries were invited to enter YALSA’s Maker Contest.  YALSA received a total of 27 entries from across the country, which were vetted by a taskforce of YALSA members. 

Official 2014 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted starting Aug. 15, with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 12-18, 2014). Altogether, over 12,000 votes were cast for the 25 nominees.

The official 2014 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

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