Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA, WWE® announce WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program Recipients

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with WWE, awarded grants to Lorely Ambriz, Montserrat Inglada and James Klipa to help each individual enrich their library’s literacy programs and collection, as part of WWE’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge Grant Program.

Ruberg wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2014 symposium

CHICAGO — Rebecca Ruberg, a teen librarian at the Burlington Public Library in Burlington, Iowa, won the 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend provides Ruberg with up to $1,000 to attend the 2014 symposium, to be held Nov. 14–16, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas.

Teens can vote now for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – The voting period for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten officially opened on Aug. 15, 2014. Teens ages 12-18 can vote for their favorites through the end of Teen Read Week (Oct. 18).

DOGObooks to host landing page for YALSA’s 2014 TTT vote

CHICAGO — Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Books Voting that opens on Aug. 15.

For the second year in a row, DOGObooks is the host site where teens go to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten books. Last year, a record number of teens cast their ballots for their favorite book.  This year, organizers expect even more young adults to make sure their voices are heard.

YALSA President-elect Candice Mack chosen as participant in AAJA’s Media Institute

CHICAGO — Candice Mack, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) President-Elect, has been chosen to participate in the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA) first ever Media Institute.

The Media Institute is a two-day workshop that will take place from Aug. 15-16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. It is aimed at training non-profit professionals in the art of working and presenting themselves with and in the media. Participants will learn about the different ways of presenting themselves through a vast array of media including print, television and digital.

Android version of Teen Book Finder App now available

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released the android version of its popular Teen Book Finder App.

2014 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 2014 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to 10 libraries to help fund its Teen Read Week activities. Each grant is worth $1,000. Recipients of the grant were selected based on the overall impact, need and cohesiveness of the literacy-based program ideas exemplified in their applications.

The recipients of the grant are as follows:

Shawna Manchakowsky wins student stipend for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO – Shawna Manchakowsky, a student at the University of Alberta, has won the 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

“I want young adults to feel that the library is a safe place to be, where questions can be asked without ridicule and where they are welcomed and celebrated for their diversity,” Manchakowsky wrote in her application.

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.

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