Young Adult Library Services Association

Cyberbullying and graphic novels covered in new issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO – Summer reading, library services to teens, cyberbullying, comics and graphic novels are topics explored in the newest online, open access issue (Volume 4: May 2014) of the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), available now at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya.

This issue features the following peer reviewed articles:

2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, officially announced the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees today, on Celebrate Teen Literature Day.

This year’s list of nominees features 25 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013.

The nominees are as follows:

Teen Read Week™ website live, join for resources and perks

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2014 Teen Read Week website, www.ala.org/teenread as part of Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014.

With the launching of the site, online community members now have full access to a variety of resources to help them plan their Teen Read Week (TRW). Individuals who are not online community members yet are encouraged to join for free to gain full access to resources, perks and monthly updates.  

Crystle Martin appointed member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Crystle Martin as the member manager of its acclaimed YALSAblog.

Registration open for YALSA’s 2014 YA Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) opened registration for its fourth Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 14–16, at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas. Early bird pricing begins at $195 for YALSA members, Texas Library Association and Texas Association of School Librarians Members; registration is available at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium.The 2014 theme is “Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature.”

New date and format for Michael L. Printz Program and Reception

CHICAGO — Booklist Publications and The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), are proud to announce a new date and format for the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception to be held June 26–July 1, 2014 during ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Apply now for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is giving away 40 sets of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominees to libraries in need.

Qualified libraries can apply now through May 1 for a chance to win a set of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominated titles. Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. For more information about applying, the giveaway and the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

YALSA awards 20 libraries 2014 Teen Intern Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries the 2014 Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant.

The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Each grant is worth $1,000.

The grant will allow libraries to hire teen interns who will assist in the implementation of their summer reading programs. It is also a great opportunity that allows teens to gain real world work experience, as well as develop professional skills and a work ethic.

YALSA awards 20 libraries with 2014 Summer Reading Resources Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries with the Summer Reading Resources Grant.

The grant is made possible through the generous sponsorship from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Each grant is worth $1,000.

The grant’s purpose is to help fund a library’s summer reading program by allowing it to purchase literacy resources that will strengthen and expand the impact of its summer reading program.

The grant recipients are as follows:

YALSA honors Kellie Tilton with Volunteer of the Year Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Kellie Tilton, administrative assistant of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee, with the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award acknowledges the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year.

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