Young Adult Library Services Association

Kurz, Lechuga, Levin receive YALSA’s YA Advocacy Travel Stipends to attend National Library Legislative Day

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Robin Kurz, Lisa Lechuga and Sarah Levin as the recipients of stipends to attend ALA’s 40th annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), May 5-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  

YALSA’s 2014 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to three libraries

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Yakima Nation Library in Toppenish, Wash., the recipient of its annual Great Books Giveaway. The libraries will receive more than $20,000 in books, audiobooks and other materials donated to YALSA from publishers and producers in 2013. Due to the large volume of donations this past year, YALSA was able to name two additional runner-up libraries; Hilltop Pregnant Minors High School in San Francisco and Covington Independent School District in Covington, Texas.

Johnson, Runyan and Hutchins receive YALSA’s Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded 2014 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Jeanette Johnson and Lyndsey Runyan. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Julia Hutchins. Each will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas this summer.

YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 9 – 15, 2014.

Join YALSA in its 100 Days till Summer Countdown

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will be counting down to the first day of summer through a slew of online activities.

McDonald, Wilson win BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Jennifer McDonald, youth services librarian at the Lafayette (N.Y.) Public Library and Carrie Wilson, teen services librarian at the Altadena (Calif.) Library District won the 2014 BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Each receives a grant of $1,000, donated by BWI, for collection development. The grant recipients are YALSA members who represent a public library and work directly with young adults ages 12–18.

Martin wins Frances Henne Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2014 Frances Henne Research Grant to Crystle Martin. This $1,000 grant, funded by VOYA magazine and administered by YALSA, will provide seed money for her research project, “Youth Library Services and Connected Learning as a Means to Support Youth Learning.” As part of the grant, Martin will publish her work in a future issue of YALSA’s Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.

Abron wins YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded Dawn Abron, teen associate at Zion-Benton Public Library, the 2014 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens. The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.

YALSA names 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifetime Learners

PHILADELPHIA —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifetime Learners list. Revised every five years, this list is intended as a tool for several audiences: students preparing for college, parents, educators and librarians. The 2014 list was produced by a YALSA committee made up of public and school librarians, in collaboration with academic librarians from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

YALSA partners with Best Buy for Teen Tech Week™ 2014

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced a partnership with Best Buy to support YALSA’s annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library, Teen Tech Week.  

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