Young Adult Library Services Association

2019 Nonfiction Award 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 2019 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct. 31, 2018.

2019 Morris Award 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for the 2019 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

Helwick named YALSA’s 2019 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced Kacy Helwick, Youth Collection Development Librarian at New Orleans (Louisiana) Public Library, as its 2019 Emerging Leader.

Baker & Taylor to sponsor 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards Webcast   

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards announcements at 8 a.m. PT, on Jan. 28, 20l9, from Seattle, Washington. Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and the live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com .

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants $249,431 to ALSC and YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $249,431 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

YALSA seeks editor for upcoming publication

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking an experienced editor for its upcoming publication based off its Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff resource. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018.

YALSA seeks member manager for YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a member manager for its blog, the YALSAblog. The volunteer position will be for a one-year term starting December 1, 2018 with an option to renew for a second year, based on performance. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.

Official 2018 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted August 15 through Teen Read Week™ (October 7-13, 2018).

The official 2018 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

Waugh selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2019 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dr. Amanda Waugh, Instructional Librarian at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle on Saturday, January 26.

YALSA opens up 2019 summer learning and teen intern grant applications

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened up the applications for its 2019 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern Grants.