Young Adult Library Services Association

Shortley wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2018 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Ness Shortley, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Shortley with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2018 YA Services Symposium, which will be held Nov. 2-4 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Anita Mechler named YALSA executive director

CHICAGO — ALA is pleased to welcome Anita Mechler, the new executive director of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. 

2018 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 2018 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to ten libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities, which will help support innovative reading or literacies programs for and with the teens in their community. Each grant is worth $1,000.

YALSA introduces new Innovation in Teen Services Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its new Innovation in Teen Services Award, which aims to annually recognize a member who has demonstrated a commitment to creating innovative library services for and with the teens in their community.

ALA's Libraries Ready to Code to Release Beta Collection at 2018 Annual Conference

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Ready to Code initiative, sponsored by Google, is releasing the beta version of the Ready to Code Collection at the 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. A release reception will be held Friday, June 22, 5:30-7:00 p.m., at the Morial Convention Center in the exhibit hall at Google booth #4029.  

Google to sponsor Happy Hour Reception for AASL, ALSC, and YALSA members

CHICAGO — To commemorate the contributions from AASL, ALSC, and YALSA to the Libraries Ready to Code initiative, as well as the work and effort librarians put forth towards preparing children and youth for bright futures, Google will be sponsoring a Happy Hour Reception at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Recipients of 2018 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 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 50 recipients will be receiving a set of the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through generous funding from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The nominee list is comprised of 25 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres. 

YALSA releases new report, Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association has released its new report, Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education (CE). The report was authored by Linda W. Braun, YALSA CE Consultant; Nicole A.

Moeller to serve as YALSA’s research journal editor

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Robin Moeller, Associate Professor of Library Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, as the next Member Editor for its open source, peer-reviewed research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA).

Todd Krueger elected for 2019-2020 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO —Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Todd Krueger as the division’s next president-elect. Krueger will begin his term as president-elect in June 2018, becoming president for one year starting June 2019.

Krueger is currently a Selector in the Collection Development Department at the Baltimore County Public Library, in Towson, MD.