Young Adult Library Services Association

DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2016 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 for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.

For the fourth 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 organizers expect a record number of votes this year.

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.

YA authors and editors to keynote opening session for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Young adult authors Leigh Bardugo, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Cordova, and Jonathan Friesen will join editors T.S. Ferguson and Julie Matysik on a panel moderated by Amalie Howard at the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 YA Services Symposium general opening session on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Siergiej wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Maryjo Siergiej, a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Siergiej with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2016 symposium, which will be held Nov. 4–6, in Pittsburg, PA.

Bourn wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Silence Bourn, a Youth Services librarian at Seminole County Public Library, Northwest Branch, has won the 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Bourn with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2016 symposium, which will be held Nov. 4–6, in Pittsburgh, PA.

YALSA seeks Member Manager for programming website, Teen Programming HQ

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking a Member Manager for its teen programming website, Teen Programming HQ.

2016 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 2016 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

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.

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