Young Adult Library Services Association

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.”

New date and format for Michael L. Printz Program and Reception

CHICAGO — Booklist Publications and The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), are proud to announce a new date and format for the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception to be held June 26–July 1, 2014 during ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Apply now for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is giving away 40 sets of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominees to libraries in need.

Qualified libraries can apply now through May 1 for a chance to win a set of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominated titles. Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. For more information about applying, the giveaway and the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

YALSA awards 20 libraries 2014 Teen Intern Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries the 2014 Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant.

The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Each grant is worth $1,000.

The grant will allow libraries to hire teen interns who will assist in the implementation of their summer reading programs. It is also a great opportunity that allows teens to gain real world work experience, as well as develop professional skills and a work ethic.

YALSA awards 20 libraries with 2014 Summer Reading Resources Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries with the Summer Reading Resources Grant.

The grant is made possible through the generous sponsorship from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Each grant is worth $1,000.

The grant’s purpose is to help fund a library’s summer reading program by allowing it to purchase literacy resources that will strengthen and expand the impact of its summer reading program.

The grant recipients are as follows:

YALSA honors Kellie Tilton with Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Kellie Tilton, administrative assistant of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee, with the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award acknowledges the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year.

Kurz, Lechuga, Levin receive YALSA’s YA Advocacy Travel Stipends to attend National Library Legislative Day

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Robin Kurz, Lisa Lechuga and Sarah Levin as the recipients of stipends to attend ALA’s 40th annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), May 5-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  

YALSA’s 2014 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to three libraries

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Yakima Nation Library in Toppenish, Wash., the recipient of its annual Great Books Giveaway. The libraries will receive more than $20,000 in books, audiobooks and other materials donated to YALSA from publishers and producers in 2013. Due to the large volume of donations this past year, YALSA was able to name two additional runner-up libraries; Hilltop Pregnant Minors High School in San Francisco and Covington Independent School District in Covington, Texas.

Johnson, Runyan and Hutchins receive YALSA’s Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded 2014 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Jeanette Johnson and Lyndsey Runyan. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Julia Hutchins. Each will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas this summer.

YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 9 – 15, 2014.

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