Young Adult Library Services Association

YA author Scott Westerfeld to keynote closing session for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — Scott Westerfeld, author of the Leviathan series, will be the keynote speaker for the general closing session of the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium, announced the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Voting now open for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens (aged 12-18) to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the annual poll at www.ala.org/teenstopten. Voting is open now through Sept. 15.

UNC student Megan England wins student stipend for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — Megan England, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

England applied for the scholarship to attend programs that directly relate to her research interests, diversity in teen services -- especially LGBTQ issues.   Attending the Symposium will give her ideas for future research as well as better equip her for career as a young adult librarian.

YALSA seeks member manager for YALSAblog

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

Anastasi wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2012 symposium

CHICAGO — Meg Anastasi, a reference and teen librarian with the Springfield (Mass.) City Library and a teen services coordinator with Meekins Public Library, Williamsburg, Mass., won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend provides Anastasi with up to $1,000 to attend the 2012 symposium, to be held Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis.

John Green named spokesperson for YALSA’s Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — John Green, best-selling author of “The Fault in Our Stars, has been named the 2012 Teen Read Week™ spokesperson. Teen Read Week is an annual literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), aimed at encouraging teens to read for the fun of it. Teen Read Week 2012 will be celebrated Oct. 14-20 with a theme of “It Came from the Library!”

$20 or less: Craft on the cheap with YALSA’s August webinar

CHICAGO — Crafting programs are a mainstay of teen services at the library but the supply costs can add up! But there are some creative ways to extend the teen services budget — a little glue and a lot of innovation—and ensure that teens can have fun making a variety of projects at your library. To find out how, join host Beth Saxton for “Get Crafty for Less,” YALSA’s Aug. 16 webinar at 2 p.m. EDT. Registration is open at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars.

Webinar attendees will identify:

Save $5 on professional development and collection development books from YALSA this summer

CHICAGO — Stock up on professional development this summer with a sale on three of the best-reviewed titles from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and ALA Editions! These three titles, written by teen services experts, offer practical guidance on all things teen at the library, from planning to collection building to evaluation and risk-taking.

Through Sept. 1, 2012, use coupon YAL12 in the ALA Store and you can save an additional $5 on the following titles:

Find outstanding program evaluation tools and more in 'The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual' from YALSA

CHICAGO — Summer reading programs are in full swing across the country—just in time for library staff to appreciate the helpful evaluation materials in "The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual: From Planning to Evaluation," a new book available in the ALA Store from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

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