Young Adult Library Services Association

Durrett, Miles and Quinto named winners of YALSA’s digital literacy program contest, Shark Bowl

CHICAGO – The winners of YALSA’s President’s Program, Taking a Deep Dive into Digital Literacy: Shark Bowl for Library Staff, were named on Monday, June 29 at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco.

A total of six finalists were chosen to present their digital literacy programming ideas to a panel of YALSA’s very own sharks. From the six finalists, three winners were chosen by the panel of judges.

The winners are:

2015 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 2015 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities. Each grant is worth $1,000. Recipients of the grant were selected based on the overall impact, need and cohesiveness of the literacy-based program ideas exemplified in their applications.

Hones, Murphy awarded Books for Teens Grants

CHICAGO — Kay Hones, librarian at the Civic Center Secondary School in San Francisco and Amanda Murphy, Youth Services assistant manager at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library in Ohio, were each awarded a Books for Teens Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Join YALSA at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – YALSA has big plans for Annual 2015 – join us June 26-30 in San Francisco for five action-packed days with an abundance of opportunities for learning, networking and face-to-face interactions with your favorite authors and experts in the teen services field. For a complete listing of YALSA events, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/YALSAac15.

Teen Book Finder app now updated with 2015 book titles

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Teen Book Finder app’s latest version, which includes the titles from its 2015 book and media awards and selected lists, can now be downloaded for free via both Google Play and the Apple App Store.

YA author Aija Mayrock to keynote opening session for YALSA’s 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Aija Mayrock, author of "The Survival Guide to Bullying," published by Scholastic, will be the keynote speaker for the general opening session on Friday of the 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium, announced the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Recipients of 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 60 recipients will be receiving a set of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through the generous funding from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The nominee list is comprised of 24 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres. 

The recipients of the giveaway are as follows:

YALSA seeks Member Manager for upcoming Web resource, 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 upcoming web resource, Teen Programming HQ.

Sarah Hill elected for 2016-2017 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Sarah Hill as the division’s next president-elect. Hill will begin her term as president-elect in June 2015, becoming president for one year in June 2016.

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

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