Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA’s 2017 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to libraries in Texas, Illinois and Oklahoma

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Tyler (Texas) Public Library; East Peoria (Illinois) Community High School; and Shawnee (Oklahoma) High School 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 2016.

YALSA’s New Teen Book Finder Database announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has launched its highly-anticipated Teen Book Finder Database. Consistent with its app counterpart, the database is comprised of titles and media from YALSA’s book awards and selected book and media lists.

Sparks named YALSA’s 2017 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Board of Directors of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) chose Heather Sparks, LEAP Out-of-School Program Manager at the Free Library of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) as its 2017-2018 Board Fellow. Sparks will start her term as board fellow in June.

Dodds, Page, Gilmartin receive YALSA’s 2017 Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded the 2017 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Maeve Dodds and Jean Page and The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship to Sean Gilmartin. Each will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this summer.

Marsh and Austin win 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Katelyn Marsh and Jeanie Austin were chosen as the recipients of the 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

2017 Teen Tech Week Grant Recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant.

Grant recipients will each receive $1,000 to fund activities aimed at helping teens build the digital literacy skills they need to make a positive change in their life and community.

The recipients are as follows:

Evans wins 2017 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2017 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Sarah Evans. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “We Need Diverse Voices: Multicultural Adolescents Critically Analyzing Multicultural Picture Books.”

YALSA names 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

YALSA names 2017 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list.  

The list, drawn from 126 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The complete list of 70 titles, including annotations, can be found at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/popular-paperbacks-young-adults.

YALSA names 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.