Young Adult Library Services Association

Smith and Wachsmann awarded 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Tara Smith, Chair of the Publications Advisory Board and Melanie Wachsmann, administrative assistant of the Amazing Audiobooks Committee with the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award acknowledges the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year. 

Bortolussi and Kilcullen win Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Denise Bortolussi and Anna Kilcullen were chosen as the recipients of the 2016 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Denise Bortolussi is a librarian at Lago Vista (Texas) Public Library and Anna Kilcullen is a young adult librarian at Scranton (Pennsylvania) Public Library. Each recipient will receive a grant of $1,000, donated by Baker & Taylor, for collection development.

Rinio wins Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2016 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Deborah Rinio. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “Teacher and Librarian Collaboration in Alaskan Secondary Schools: A Quantitative Approach.”

2016 Teen Tech Week™ Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Services Association (ALA) has announced the recipients of its 2016 Teen Tech Week Grants.

The recipients were selected from among a pool of 52 applicants, and are as follows:

Miller, Roberts, Shapiro receive YALSA’s 2016 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2016 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Amy Miller and Samantha Roberts. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Stacey Shapiro. Each will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando this summer.

Apply now for YALSA’s 2016 Symposium Travel Stipend

CHICAGO – Any individual interested in attending the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, taking place in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 4-6, 2016 can now apply for a travel stipend to offset travel expenses.

YALSA names 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

YALSA names 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) list.

The list of 64 titles, drawn from 114 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/best-fiction-young-adults.

YALSA names 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

YALSA names 2016 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2016 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA).

The list, drawn from 176 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The complete list of 88 titles, including annotations, can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/popular-paperbacks-young-adults.

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