Young Adult Library Services Association

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:

Subramaniam selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Event at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dr. Mega Subramaniam, assistant professor at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Subramaniam’s paper is entitled “Designing the Library Of The Future For And With Teens: Librarians as the 'Connector' in Connected Learning.” The Midwinter event, which is hosted by YALSA Past Presidents, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

YALSA partners with 3D Systems for MakerLab Club to provide libraries with 3D Printers

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), in collaboration with 3D Systems, will support 3D Systems’ mission to build digital literacy and expand access to 21st century tools like 3D design, 3D Printing and 3D scanning for young adults across the nation, through the new MakerLab Club initiative. YALSA members are eligible to become part of the MakerLab Club and for a limited time, apply for 3D printer donations from 3D Systems as part of MakerLab Club membership.

YA author R.L. Stine to keynote closing session for YALSA’s 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — R.L. Stine, author of the Fear Street series, will be the keynote speaker for the general closing session of the 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium, announced the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

YALSA opens up 2015 summer reading 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 2015 summer reading and teen intern grants.

YALSA and Blink partner for Teen Read Week™ 2014

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Blink, a young adult imprint, have partnered for Teen Read Week 2014.

This is the second year in a row that Blink has helped to sponsor Teen Read Week and lent its support to libraries all across the nation in their efforts to strengthen and promote literacy amongst teens. 

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC/YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The Everyone Reads @ your Library grant allows ALSC and YALSA to support important literacy programs across the country.

YALSA opens proposals for 2015 symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium, Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities, to be held Nov. 6-8, 2015, in Portland, Ore.

Teen Bloggers for 2014 Teen Read Week™ Blogging Contest announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the teen winners of its first ever Teen Read Week Blogging Contest. Thirty-one teens were selected from a pool of sixty-one applicants.

Thirty-one teens will blog about various young adult literature topics throughout the month of October on YALSA’s young adult literature focused blog, The Hub in celebration of Teen Read Week, which will be celebrated this year from Oct. 12 - 18.

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