Young Adult Library Services Association

Apply now for the 2016 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO – Eligible library staff, afterschool providers and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2016 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

Registration for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium now open

CHICAGO — Registration for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, which takes place Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, is now open. Individuals can register for the symposium with early bird rates now through Sept. 15, 2016.

Early bird rates are as follows:

Enter YALSA’s Teens Succeed with Libraries Video Contest

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) invites library staff and teens to submit creative and compelling videos for its Teens Succeed with Libraries Video Contest.

YALSA honors four members with 2016 YALSA Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its 2016 YALSA Writing Award, with members winning in four categories.

The winners are as follows:

Apply now for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened up the application period for its 2016 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

Participate in YALSA’s Summer Learning Programs Contest

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

YALSA and Best Buy to co-host workshops for Teen Tech Week™ 2016

CHICAGO — In celebration of Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association and Best Buy will be co-hosting 25+ web-making workshops at libraries across the nation.

The goal of the workshops is to provide underserved teens with access to technology to build 21st century skills and bridge the digital divide. Teens will learn web-making skills through a hands-on demonstration of one of Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy’s HTML curriculum. The theme for this year’s Teen Tech Week is “Create it at your library!” and will be celebrated March 6-12, 2016.

Fraser wins YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) awarded the YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award to Betsy Fraser.

Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2016

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) will host a twitter takeover during Teen Tech Week™, March 6-12, 2016.

2016 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2016 Summer Teen Intern Grant.

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