Young Adult Library Services Association

Member manager sought for YALSA’s blog, The Hub

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association seeks a member manager for its collection development and content curation blog, The Hub for 2020-2021 term.

Celebrate YALSA’s 2020 book award winners virtually

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association invites everyone to celebrate its 2020 book award winners virtually. YALSA’s book award celebrations were originally to take place at ALA’s now canceled 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. 

The Alex Awards were the first award to be celebrated virtually and featured a Q&A session with the winning authors. View the recording from the June 11th celebration.

ALA book award winners featured in exciting virtual celebration

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is offering an exciting new 11 hour virtual event celebrating the winners of several of its major book awards, including the esteemed Newbery and Caldecott medals, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Printz Award, and the Stonewall youth and adult Book Awards.

YALSA releases statement on racial injustice

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its statement on racial injustice.

Attend YALSA’s 2020 Alex Awards virtual celebration

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will celebrate its 2020 Alex Awards winners via a free virtual celebration on June 11 at 3:30 pm EST.  Previously, the ceremony was scheduled to be held at the canceled 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

YALSA’s 2020 YA Services Symposium to be held virtually

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s Board of Directors has announced that YALSA’s 2020 YA Services Symposium will be held virtually November 6-8, 2020 in lieu of the originally planned in-person event in Reno, NV.

2020 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees. This year’s list of nominees features 25 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019.

The nominees are as follows:

* Denotes that a book is also available in e-book format.

Kelly Czarnecki wins 2021-2022 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO —Kelly Czarnecki, Teen Loft Manager at ImaginOn in Charlotte, NC, has been elected as YALSA’s 2020-2021 division president-elect. Czarnecki will begin her three-year term as president-elect in June of 2020, becoming president starting in June of 2021, and remain active on the board for one year as past president in 2022.

Rebecca Denham named 2020 YALSA Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Rebecca Denham, Teen Services Coordinator at the Houston (Texas) Public Library, its 2020 Board Fellow.

“I am honored and excited to be part of the YALSA Board Fellow Program and can't wait to get started,” said Denham. “I hope to learn more about the inner workings and motivation of YALSA as an organization and to see where I can contribute to YALSA's mission and leadership moving forward.”