Young Adult Library Services Association

Escobar awarded YALSA’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Kristie Escobar, a third-year doctoral student at the Florida State University's School of Information (iSchool), as the recipient of its new Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award.

Apply now for YALSA’s 2019 Diversity Program Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites diverse individuals to apply by August 1 for a chance to present a literacies focused program at its 2019 YA Services Symposium in Memphis, TN. The program will take place on Sunday, November 3rd of the symposium.

Seymour to serve as YALSA’s 2019-2020 ALA Liaison

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Gina Seymour, School Library Media Specialist at the Islip (New York) High School, as its next ALA Liaison. She will start her term on July 1, 2019.

Recipients of 2019 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 2019 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

Editor sought for YALSA’s quarterly journal, YALS

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks an editor for its quarterly, online journal, Young Adult Library Services (YALS). The editor will serve a one-year term starting July 15.

ALA welcomes new YALSA Executive Director Tammy Dillard-Steels

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes Tammy Dillard-Steels as executive director, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA. Her first day at ALA will be Tuesday, April 23.

Registration open for YALSA’s 2019 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2019 YA Services Symposium is now open.

The symposium takes place November 1-3 in Memphis, TN with the theme Show Up and Advocate: Supporting Teens in the Face of Adversity. Anyone with an interest in young adult services is welcome to attend.

Barnhart elected YALSA 2020-2021 president

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Amanda Barnhart as the division’s next president-elect. Barnhart will begin her term as president-elect in June 2019, becoming president for one year starting June 2020.

Barnhart is currently a Branch Manager at the Kansas City Public Library - North-East Branch in Kansas City, MO.

Apply for the 2019 YALSA/DGLF Digital Equipment Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened the application for its YALSA/DGLF Digital Equipment Grant.