Young Adult Library Services Association

Recipients of 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Collection Development Grant announced

CHICAGO – Recipients of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Margaret A. Edwards Collection Development Grant have been announced. Seven winners and one runner-up were chosen.

The recipients are as follows with the runner-up denoted with an asterisk:

Couillard-Smith, Vittek win BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO — Chelsea Couillard-Smith and Robyn Vittek were chosen as the recipients of the 2015 BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Chelsea Couillard-Smith is a Youth Materials Selector at Sacramento (California) Public Library and Robyn Vittek is the Director of St. Clairsville (Ohio) Public Library.

Scaff wins Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2015 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Ligaya Scaff. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “The Role of Photo and Video Sharing Applications in Teens’ Processes of Creative Expression.”

Abigail Phillips named YALSA’s 2015 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) chose Abigail Phillips, a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at Florida State University, as its 2015-2016 Board Fellow. Phillips will begin serving as board fellow on June 29, 2015.

2015 Nonfiction 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 2015 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2014. YALSA will name the 2015 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Feb. 2, in Chicago during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2015 finalists are:

2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Groups announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected 15 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

YALSA partners with Best Buy for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its partnership with Best Buy for its 2015 Teen Tech Week celebration.

2015 Morris 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 2015 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author. YALSA will name the 2015 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Feb. 2, in Chicago during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.

The 2015 finalists are:

Apply now for 2015 Teen Tech Week™ Grants

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association has opened the application for its 2015 Teen Tech Week Grants.

Through generous funding from Best Buy, 20 grants worth $1000 each will be distributed to libraries to help support their digital literacy programs.

Interested applicants are invited to apply for the grants if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

YALSA announces Johana Orellana as its 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is pleased to announce that Johana Orellana is YALSA’s 2015 Emerging Leader. Orellana will receive funding to attend the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference in 2015.

YALSA’s participation in the Emerging Leaders program is through the Friends of YALSA, which since 2005 has funded more than $100,000 in member awards, grants, stipends and scholarships.

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