Young Adult Library Services Association

Brilliance Audio wins 2013 Odyssey Award for The Fault in Our Stars

SEATTLE — Brilliance Audio, producer of the audiobook, “The Fault in Our Stars” won the 2013 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production. The award announcement was made today during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25 – 29 in Seattle.

'Seraphina' wins 2013 William C. Morris Award

SEATTLE —“Seraphina” written by Rachel Hartman, has been named the 2013 winner of the William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.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 Midwinter Meeting held Jan. 25–29 in Seattle.

'Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon' wins 2013 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

SEATTLE —“Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon,”written by Steve Sheinkin, has been named the 2013 winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was presented today by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 25–29 in Seattle.

Tamora Pierce wins 2013 Edwards Award for Song of the Lioness series and The Protector of the Small quartet

SEATTLE — Tamora Pierce is the recipient of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for Song of the Lioness quartet and The Protector of the Small quartet.  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the award today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 25 – 29 in Seattle.

YALSA announces 2013 Alex Awards

SEATTLE — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2013 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were announced today at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Jan. 25 – 29.

The 2013 Alex Award winners are:

Explore the Michael L. Printz Award with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO— For the past decade, the Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA) has honored excellence in Young Adult Literature through its Michael L. Printz Award. Each year a committee of YALSA members scours the publishing world, seeking out the latest YA books that exemplify literary excellence. Join YALSA for an exploration of the Printz award, its origins, history, criteria, and its past and present winners in a new winter 2013 online course, Secrets of the Seal: The Michael L. Printz Award.

Wendy Stephens appointed as Member Manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Wendy Stephens as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library workers who work for and with teens.

YALSA announces 2013 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO —  The time has come to Check In @ your library! Registration for Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library is now open at www.ala.org/teentechweek.

YALSA names 2013 William C. Morris Award finalists

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2013 William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2013 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Jan. 28, in Seattle during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2013 finalists are:

Ivelisse Maldonado named YALSA’s 2013 Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in the profession, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) chose Ivelisse Maldonado as its 2012-2013 Spectrum Scholar. She has attended North Carolina Central University since August 2011, pursuing a Master of Library Science degree (MLS) with a concentration in school media.

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