Young Adult Library Services Association

Participate now in YALSA’s Summer Learning Programs Contest

CHICAGO — Individuals with innovative summer learning program ideas are invited to submit it now through July 15, 2017 to the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Programming HQ for its Summer Learning Programs Contest!

YALSA receives IMLS Grant for National Forum on Transforming Teen Services Through CE project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) was awarded a grant in the amount of $99,784 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Langella to receive 2017 National Library Legislative Day Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has chosen Peter Langella as a third recipient for its National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) Stipend in light of recent events regarding the ambiguous future of federal library funding.

YALSA seeks member manager for blog, The Hub

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its collection development and content curation blog, The Hub.

Public Library Association awarded grant to sponsor summer library internships

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced today that it will pilot a diversity-focused library internship program this summer. PLA received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant RE-00-17-0129-17) to launch the Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) program, which seeks to introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship.

Crystle Martin elected for 2018-2019 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Crystle Martin as the division’s next president-elect. Martin will begin her term as president-elect in June 2017, becoming president for one year starting June 2018.

2017 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2017 Teens Top Ten Nominees.

This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016.  The nominees are as follows:

2017 Teen Read Week™ initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2017 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

Apply now for the 2017 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO — Eligible library staff, afterschool providers and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) 2017 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

Register now for YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium, which takes place Nov. 3-5 in Louisville, KY, is now open. Any individual interested in attending is welcome to register for the symposium, with early bird rates now through Sept. 15, 2017.

Early bird rates are as follows:

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