Young Adult Library Services Association

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for the 2018 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.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.

Participants for IMLS funded project, “Future Ready with the Library” announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), has announced the 24 participants of its IMLS grant funded project, Future Ready with the Library. The 24 participants make up the second cohort of the project.

The participants are:

ALA Announces $500,000 in First-time Grants to Develop Coding Programs in Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced more than $500,000 in grants for 28 libraries in 21 states plus the District of Columbia (full list below) to design and implement coding programs for young people. The grants are part of ALA’s ongoing Libraries Ready to Code initiative sponsored by Google to promote computer science (CS) and computational thinking among youth. It is the first time ALA has dedicated funding for CS programs in libraries.

Official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted August 15 through Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017).

The official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

Be the next member manager of YALSA’s Teen Programming HQ!

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks a new member manager for its teen programming website, Teen Programming HQ.

Barnhart to serve as YALSA’s first ALA Liaison

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association has chosen Amanda Barnhart, Teen Librarian at the Kansas City Public Library in Independence, Missouri as its ALA liaison to represent YALSA in various American Library Association (ALA) groups and committees.

“I am eager and excited to explore the possibilities afforded by this opportunity,” said Barnhart. “I look forward to the work involved in strengthening the relationships that exist between the ALA groups and YALSA and in seeking new paths that enrich the work of both.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grants $249,056 to ALSC and YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $249,056 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).