Young Adult Library Services Association

Apply for YALSA’s 2014 Maker Contest

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) invites libraries with brilliant summer “maker” programs to apply for its 2014 Maker Contest.

YALSA announces Teen Blogging Contest for Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its Teen Read Week Teen Blogging contest in conjunction with YALSA’s blog, The Hub.

Teens aged 12 -18 can sign up now through August 1, 2014 to participate in the contest for a chance to guest blog for YALSA’s young adult literature blog, The Hub. Selected teens will blog about a wide range of topics related to YA literature while also further developing their writing and blogging skills.

2014 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 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 100 recipients will be receiving a set of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through the generous funding from WWE. The nominee list is comprised of 25 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres and captivating storylines. 

The recipients of the giveaway are as follows:

YALSA opens program proposals for 2015 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will accept proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference June 26 - 30, 2015 in San Francisco. Proposals may be submitted through July 1 at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/Ld6ee27rmdX5d7aj.

Candice Mack elected for 2015-2016 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO – Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Candice A. (Wingyee) Mack as the division’s next president-elect. Mack will begin her term as president-elect in June 2014, becoming president for one year in June 2015.

Cyberbullying and graphic novels covered in new issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO – Summer reading, library services to teens, cyberbullying, comics and graphic novels are topics explored in the newest online, open access issue (Volume 4: May 2014) of the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), available now at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya.

This issue features the following peer reviewed articles:

2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, officially announced the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees today, on Celebrate Teen Literature Day.

This year’s list of nominees features 25 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013.

The nominees are as follows:

Teen Read Week™ website live, join for resources and perks

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2014 Teen Read Week website, www.ala.org/teenread as part of Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014.

With the launching of the site, online community members now have full access to a variety of resources to help them plan their Teen Read Week (TRW). Individuals who are not online community members yet are encouraged to join for free to gain full access to resources, perks and monthly updates.  

Crystle Martin appointed member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Crystle Martin as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog.

Registration open for YALSA’s 2014 YA Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) opened registration for its fourth Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 14–16, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas. Early bird pricing begins at $195 for YALSA members, Texas Library Association and Texas Association of School Librarians Members; registration is available at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium.The 2014 theme is “Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature.”

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