Young Adult Library Services Association

Official 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted starting Aug.15, with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 18-24, 2015). Altogether, over 27,000 votes were cast for the 24 nominees.

The official 2015 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

Abbas, Koh selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2016 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen June Abbas, professor, and Kyungwon Koh, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Teen Read Week™ is an opportunity to help struggling readers

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association encourages schools and libraries everywhere to reach out to struggling teen readers who would benefit from access to libraries and reading materials, including during Teen Read Week, Oct. 18-24, 2015, which is being celebrated with the theme of “Get Away @ your library.”

Win a grant from YALSA to attend ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

CHICAGO – Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) who will be first time attendees of the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, can apply for a grant to offset travel expenses.

A total of three grants are available. Baker and Taylor is sponsoring two grants worth $1,000 each to eligible library staff working with or for young adults. Of the two grants, one will be awarded to an individual working in a school library and the other will go to a public library worker.

YALSA launches Teen Programming HQ website

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its Teen Programming HQ website.

The mission of the new site is to provide a one-stop shop for library staff to find and share program ideas and to network with one another around issues related to planning, implementing and evaluating library programs for and with teens.  

YALSA opens up 2016 summer learning and teen intern grant applications

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened up the applications for its 2016 summer learning and teen intern grants.

Snow named member manager of YALSA’s upcoming Teen Programming HQ website

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has named Jessica Snow, teen services team leader at Central of the Boston (Massachusetts) Public Library as the member manager of its upcoming Teen Programming HQ website.

Nominations open for YALSA’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, which is sponsored by ABC Clio/Greenwood. The nomination period is open through Dec. 1, 2015.

The prize, worth $2,000, recognizes a member who has demonstrated unique and sustained devotion to young adult services through substantial work in any two or more of these initiatives:

Wetta named 2015-2016 The Hub member manager

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected Molly Wetta, collection development librarian at Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library, as the new member manager of its blog, The Hub. Wetta’s term starts Aug. 15, 2015 and will continue into August 2016.