Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA seeks new editor for research journal, JRLYA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks a new member editor for its research journal, The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA).

Content experts sought for YALSA’s teen programming database

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking up to fifteen members to volunteer their time as teen programming Content Experts, especially those with expertise in STEAM, school libraries, ESL, community engagement, outcomes/evaluation, teen-led programming, and serving underserved youth, for its online database, Teen Programming HQ.

Brickey wins 2018 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 Morgan Brickey, Community Outreach & Programing Librarian at the Arlington (Texas) Public Library the 2018 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best Literature Program for Teens.

Anderson and Phillips win 2018 Frances Henne Grant

CHICAGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2018 Frances Henne Research Grant to Amelia Anderson and Abigail Phillips. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for their research project, “Youth with Autism and Digital Citizenship in the Library: What They Need and What Brings Them In.” The grant is administered by YALSA and generously funded by VOYA Magazine.

Kitchens and Townsend win 2018 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has selected Savannah Kitchens, Director at the Chilton/Clanton (Alabama) Public Library and Sarah Townsend, Assistant Director of Libraries at the Suffolk (Virginia) Public Library, as the recipients of its 2018 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant.

Kitchens and Townsend will each receive a grant of $1,000, generously provided by Baker & Taylor, for collection development.

ALA to support multicultural literature for youth with enhanced 2019 Youth Media Awards

CHICAGO - Librarians and library staff work to transform lives by connecting youth with materials that celebrate diversity, abolish cultural invisibility, and foster understanding.  The American Library Association (ALA) and its professional affiliates will highlight the best of the best in multicultural literature for youth by adding additional announcements to its 2019 ALA Youth Media Awards.

Four libraries win YALSA’s Symposium Programming Contest

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected four winners for its 2017 Symposium Programming Contest.

The four winners are:

YALSA’s 2018 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to libraries in Mississippi, Virginia, and Michigan

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Purvis (Mississippi) High School, the Suffolk (Virginia) Public Library System, and the Oak Park (Michigan) Public Library as the recipients of its annual Great Books Giveaway.

Each library will receive a share of more than $40,000 in books, audiobooks and other materials donated to YALSA from publishers and producers in 2017.

Chelton receives YALSA’s 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Mary K. Chelton as the recipient of its 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Recipients of YALSA’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has selected Chair of the 2018 Printz Award Committee, Angela Carstensen, the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Blogging Team, and Molly Wetta as recipients of its 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award acknowledges the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year.