Young Adult Library Services Association

'The Serpent King' wins 2017 William C. Morris Award

ATLANTA– “The Serpent King” written by Nashville writer Jeff Zentner and published by Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a Penguin Random House Company, has been named the 2017 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. The award was presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 20-24 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sarah Dessen wins the 2017 Edwards Award for 'Dreamland,' 'Keeping the Moon,' 'Just Listen,' 'The Truth About Forever,' 'Along for the Ride,' 'What Happened to Goodbye?,' and 'This Lullaby'

ATLANTA –  Sarah Dessen is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “Dreamland”, “Keeping the Moon”, “Just Listen”, “The Truth About Forever”, “Along for the Ride”, “What Happened to Goodbye?”, and “This Lullaby” all published by Viking Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, a Penguin Random House Company.

Glass, McMillan, and Margaret Edwards Award Committee awarded 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Traci Glass, Chair of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Dawn McMillan, member of the 2016 YALSA Symposium Marketing and Planning Taskforce, and the Margaret Edwards Award Committee with the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Vaughan wins YALSA’s 2017 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Lauri Vaughan, upper school campus librarian at The Harker School, Upper School Campus in San Jose, CA, the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens.

The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust

Hartman and Huff awarded YALSA’s 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Angela Hartman and Sara Huff its 2017 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend.

The travel stipend, worth up to $1,000 each and funded by Friends of YALSA, will allow both recipients to attend National Library Legislative Day, which takes place May 1-2, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

2017 Teens’ Top Ten book groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 20 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

2017 Nonfiction Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2017 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2016.

2017 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2017 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

YALSA opens proposals for 2017 Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium.