Young Adult Library Services Association

2017 Teen Read Week™ Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

Practical strategies for enhancing teen services

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is excited to unveil a brand-new publication titled, “Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Road Map.”

Rural, small, and tribal libraries invited to apply for college and career readiness project

CHICAGO -- Rural, small, and tribal libraries can apply now through September 1, 2017 for the second cohort of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Association of Rural and Small Libraries’ (ARSL), “Future Ready with the Library: Connecting with Communities for College & Career Readiness Services” project.

Recipients of 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

Participate now in YALSA’s Summer Learning Programs Contest

CHICAGO — Individuals with innovative summer learning program ideas are invited to submit it now through July 15, 2017 to the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Programming HQ for its Summer Learning Programs Contest!

YALSA receives IMLS Grant for National Forum on Transforming Teen Services Through CE project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) was awarded a grant in the amount of $99,784 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Langella to receive 2017 National Library Legislative Day Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has chosen Peter Langella as a third recipient for its National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) Stipend in light of recent events regarding the ambiguous future of federal library funding.

YALSA seeks member manager for blog, The Hub

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its collection development and content curation blog, The Hub.

Public Library Association awarded grant to sponsor summer library internships

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced today that it will pilot a diversity-focused library internship program this summer. PLA received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant RE-00-17-0129-17) to launch the Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) program, which seeks to introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship.

Crystle Martin elected for 2018-2019 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Crystle Martin as the division’s next president-elect. Martin will begin her term as president-elect in June 2017, becoming president for one year starting June 2018.