CHICAGO - Librarians and library staff work to transform lives by connecting youth with materials that celebrate diversity, abolish cultural invisibility, and foster understanding. The American Library Association (ALA) and its professional affiliates will highlight the best of the best in multicultural literature for youth by adding additional announcements to its 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Purvis (Mississippi) High School, the Suffolk (Virginia) Public Library System, and the Oak Park (Michigan) Public Library as the recipients of its annual Great Books Giveaway.
Each library will receive a share of more than $40,000 in books, audiobooks and other materials donated to YALSA from publishers and producers in 2017.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has selected Chair of the 2018 Printz Award Committee, Angela Carstensen, the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Blogging Team, and Molly Wetta as recipients of its 2018 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.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Dawn Abron, Creative Space/Teen Services Coordinator at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL, as the new member manager for its teen programming database, Teen Programming HQ.
Abron will serve a one-year term now through January 2019.