Young Adult Library Services Association

Glass, McMillan, and Margaret Edwards Award Committee awarded 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Traci Glass, Chair of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Dawn McMillan, member of the 2016 YALSA Symposium Marketing and Planning Taskforce, and the Margaret Edwards Award Committee with the 2017 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. 

Vaughan wins YALSA’s 2017 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Lauri Vaughan, upper school campus librarian at The Harker School, Upper School Campus in San Jose, CA, the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens.

The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust

Hartman and Huff awarded YALSA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Angela Hartman and Sara Huff its 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend.

The travel stipend, worth up to $1,000 each and funded by Friends of YALSA, will allow both recipients to attend National Library Legislative Day, which takes place May 1-2, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

2017 Teens’ Top Ten book groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 20 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

Thousands to view ALA Youth Media Awards results live

(CHICAGO) The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media during its Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. ET, Jan. 23, 20l7, from Atlanta, Georgia.   Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com/2017 .  

2017 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 2017 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2016.

2017 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 2017 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

YALSA will name the 2017 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Jan. 23 in Atlanta during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

YALSA opens proposals for 2017 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 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium. The theme of the symposium is “Libraries: Helping All Teens Build a Better Future,” and is to be held Nov.

Renner named member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Allison Renner, a Teen Services Librarian at the Cordova (Tennessee) Branch Library as its new member manager for the YALSAblog.

Libraries win funding for their teen programming ideas at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected the winners of its Symposium Programming Challenge. A total of three first place winners and one honorable mention were selected.

Winners were selected at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium which took place Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, PA via a “shark tank” like setup where attendees pitched their ideas to a panel of judges.

The winners, along with the honorable mention recipient are:

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