Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 8 – 14, 2015.

3D Systems and YALSA help over 100 libraries and museums to bring 3D printing to their communities

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with 3D Systems, has announced the recipients of the MakerLab Club 3D printer awards. The MakerLab Club (MLC) is a community of U.S. libraries and museums, committed to democratize making and advance 3D digital literacy. One hundred MakerLab Club member libraries and museums will receive 3D printers courtesy of 3D Systems.

2015 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2015 Summer Teen Intern grant.

The grant will allow libraries to hire teen interns to assist in the implementation of their summer reading/learning programs, while also helping teens gain real world work experience and develop professional skills. Each grant is worth $1,000.  The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The recipients are as follows:

2015 Summer Reading Resources Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2015 Summer Reading Resources grant.

The grant’s purpose is to help fund a library’s summer reading program by supporting the purchase of literacy resources that will strengthen and expand the impact of the library’s summer reading program. Each grant is worth $1,000.  The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The recipients are as follows:

YALSA’s 2015 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to libraries in Ohio, California and South Carolina

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Lorain City High School in Ohio the recipient of its annual Great Books Giveaway.

YALSA honors four members with YALSA Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its YALSA Writing Award, with members winning prizes in four categories:

2015 Teen Tech Week™ grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The recipients of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Tech Week grant have been selected. A total of 20 recipients from a pool of 127 applicants were selected to receive Teen Tech Week grants of $1,000 each, funded by Best Buy, to support activities aimed at helping teens build the digital literacy skills they need to be successful in college and careers.

The recipients are as follows:

YALSA names 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

The list of 79 titles, drawn from 108 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The full list can be viewed at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/great-graphic-novels.

Tate, Castellano and Lancaster receive YALSA’s Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2015 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Alicia Tate and Lisa Castellano. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Lauren Lancaster. Each will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco this summer.

YALSA names 2015 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2015 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

The list is aimed for young adults ages 12-18 and is drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases and presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/amazing-audiobooks.

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