Young Adult Library Services Association

YA authors and editors to keynote opening session for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Young adult authors Leigh Bardugo, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Cordova, and Jonathan Friesen will join editors T.S. Ferguson and Julie Matysik on a panel moderated by Amalie Howard at the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 YA Services Symposium general opening session on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Siergiej wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Maryjo Siergiej, a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Siergiej with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2016 symposium, which will be held Nov. 4–6, in Pittsburg, PA.

Bourn wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Silence Bourn, a Youth Services librarian at Seminole County Public Library, Northwest Branch, has won the 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Bourn with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2016 symposium, which will be held Nov. 4–6, in Pittsburgh, PA.

YALSA seeks Member Manager for programming website, 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 teen programming website, Teen Programming HQ.

2016 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 2016 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

Funding opportunity for rural, small, and tribal libraries to provide college and career readiness services

CHICAGO – Rural, small and tribal libraries can apply now to participate in the “Future Ready with the Library: Connecting with Communities for College & Career Readiness Services” project, which YALSA is partnering with the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) to implement.

YALSA opens program proposals for 2017 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is now accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 22 - 27, 2017. Proposals may be submitted through August 1, 2016 via this form by logging into or creating an ALA account.

2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway Recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 40 recipients were selected to receive a set of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through the generous funding from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The nominee list is comprised of 26 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres. 

The recipients of the giveaway are as follows:

Join YALSA at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has big plans ahead for Annual 2016 – join us June 24 – 28 in Orlando for five action-packed days with endless opportunities to learn and network with your fellow colleagues, favorite authors, and experts in the teen services field.

To register, visit www.alaannual.org. Advanced registration ends June 17, 2016. Register in advance and save on onsite registration costs.

YALSA announces its 2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its list of 2016 Top Ten Summer Learning Programs from its Teen Programming HQ contest.

The top ten are:

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