Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA names 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

Fowler, Pennington receive YALSA’s 2018 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded the 2018 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Amy Fowler and Cherity Penington.

Each winner will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. There was no winner this year for The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship.

YALSA names 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

YALSA opens proposals for 2018 Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium. The theme of the symposium is “Zeroing In: Focusing on Teen Needs,” and is to be held Nov. 2-4, 2018, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Husbands named YALSA 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Nicole Husbands, YA and Outreach Services Librarian at the Indian Valley Public Library in Telford, PA, as its 2018 Emerging Leader.

Castillo and Cruz named 2017-2018 YALSA Spectrum Scholars

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced Andrea Castillo from the University of Maryland and Jose Cruz from the University of South Florida as their 2017-2018 Spectrum Scholars.

2018 Nonfiction Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2018 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which honors the best nonfiction books written for young adults between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 31, 2017. YALSA will name the 2018 award winner at the Youth Media Awards on Feb.

2018 Teen Tech Week™ site now live

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2018 Teen Tech Week website is now live. The celebration will take place March 4-10, 2018 with the theme “Libraries are for Creating.”

Follow 2018 ALA Youth Media Award results live

(CHICAGO) Librarians and library staff are transforming lives by connecting youth with materials that educate, inspire and foster lifelong learning.

The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature during its Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. MT, Feb. 12, 20l8, from Denver, Colorado.   Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and the live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com/2018 .   

2018 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2018 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

YALSA will name the 2018 award winner at the Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. on Feb. 12 in Denver during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.