Young Adult Library Services Association

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.

Applications due Aug. 1 to edit YALSA’s award-winning quarterly journal

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member editor for its award-winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services (YALS), and its online companion. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.

Registration closes July 31 for the 2012-2013 WrestleMania® Reading Challenge

CHICAGO — Registration will end July 31 for the 2012-2013 WrestleMania Reading Challenge. Register your library at www.ala.org/wrestlemania for the ninth annual challenge, sponsored by WWE® and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.

To participate:

Young Adult Library Services wins fifth APEX Award

CHICAGO — Communications Concepts honored Young Adult Library Services (YALS), the quarterly journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) with its fifth Award of Excellence from the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

YALS was recognized in the category of Print Journals and Magazines over 32 pages. The journal won for its Winter 2012 issue, which focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content in libraries. Megan Honig edited the issue.

Beyond the birds and the bees: what to do when teens talk sex in the library

CHICAGO — Teens often bring their questions about sex — or questions  “from a friend” — to trusted staff at the library. But discussing sexuality with teens can be a difficult minefield to navigate. Library staff can find guidance on negotiating this tricky subject by joining mk Eagle for "Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Talking Sex and Sexuality with Teens," YALSA’s July 19 webinar at 2 p.m. EDT. Registration is open at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars.

Webinar attendees will learn about:

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