Young Adult Library Services Association

Join authors Woodson, Condie at YALSA's preconference in Anaheim

CHICAGO — "The Outsiders" is older than your average teen librarian, but its popularity endures among teen readers. What will be "The Outsiders" of 2057? Share your nominees in Books We’ll Still Talk about 45 Years from Now, a half-day preconference hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 22 in Anaheim, Calif., before the ALA Annual Conference. Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Ally Condie will share insights during this session, moderated by Rollie Welch.

YALSA seeks teen book groups for Teens’ Top Ten project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting applications from young adult book discussion groups that wish to be part of YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten project. The application forms, which must be submitted by a book group advisor who is a current YALSA member, are posted on YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten site, www.ala.org/teenstopten. Applications are due to YALSA by Aug. 1 and must be submitted electronically.

YALSA launches new sponsorship program

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, launched its new sponsorship program at www.ala.org/yalsa/givetoyalsa/sponsors.

Forty-five must-read books, 60 minutes: Reach teen readers with YALSA’s May webinar

CHICAGO — Summer reading is right around the corner, and this webinar will offer a crash course in the books you need to know to lure teens into the library this summer. Join Shauna Yusko, teacher-librarian at Evergreen Junior High in Redmond, Wash., for Book Blitz! 45 Must-Know YA Titles in 60 Minutes on May 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Make two clicks for advocacy with YALSA’s Tweet Your U.S. Senator Map on NLLD

CHICAGO — Can’t make it to National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday? The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, can offer you a way to advocate for teen library services with just two clicks of a mouse: the Tweet Your U.S. Senator Map, developed by YALSA’s Legislative Committee.

To use the map:

YALSA opens program proposals for 2013 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will accept proposals for programs for the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2. Proposals may be submitted through May 31 at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/annualproposal13.

YALSA seeks creative, innovative proposals that highlight innovation and best practices in the following topic areas:

YALSA opens registration, grant applications for Teen Read Week™

2012 theme is It Came from the Library

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), launched its Teen Read Week 2012 website at www.ala.org/teenread. Teen Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 14-20, with a theme of It Came from the Library, which dares teens to read for the fun of it.

YALSA offers CEU hours for its winter online courses

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will offer two continuing education unit–approved online courses during its winter 2012 session, which begins on Feb. 6.

YALSA names 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

DALLAS —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2012 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA). The list, drawn from 219 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.