Young Adult Library Services Association

Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC, YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

ALSC and YALSA will use the grant to support three important initiatives, El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), Teen Read Week™ and summer reading for teens.

Official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles.

Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from Aug. 15 through Teen Read Week, Oct. 13- 19, with more than 32,000 votes cast. This year, there were 28 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles can be found below and are also featured in a video announcement at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/.

2013 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the recipients of its Teens’ Top Teen Book Giveaway, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Each library will be receiving a set of all 28 nominated 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles. The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles will be announced the week of Oct. 21 at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens.

The recipients are as follows:

Farmer selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA event at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – A Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Jury chose Dr. Lesley Farmer, who coordinates the Teacher Librarian program at California State University Long Beach, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting.   Farmer’s paper is entitled “Trends Impacting YA Services: Sex, Mind, and Body: How Guys and Girls Search for Health Information."  The Midwinter event, which is hosted by YALSA Past Presidents, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. 

YALSA offers easy ways to support Teen Read Week™ via social media

CHICAGO – Teen Read Week™ (TRW) is in full swing, and while libraries and schools are in the midst of carrying out their week full of fun and exciting activities, YALSA also has a few up its sleeve.

On the Tuesday of Teen Read Week, Oct. 15, YALSA will be hosting a Teen Read Week Twitter Chat with its partners. The Twitter chat will be held from 2 p.m.  – 3 p.m. Eastern Time, and all are welcome to participate by using the hashtag #TRW13.

YALSA opens proposals for 2014 symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, to be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

YALSA announces 2013 Teen Read Week™ Grant recipients

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the 10 recipients of its 2013 Teen Read Week Grant.

The grants, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, are $1,000 each and will be used by each library to fund their Teen Read Week programs and activities.

The recipients of the grant are as follows:

2014 Summer Reading Grant Applications now available

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering libraries the chance to apply for funds that will aid in the implementation of the library’s overall summer reading program. 

YALSA’s new Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC offers tried and true ideas for teen programs

CHICAGO —  Young adult services practitioners from around the world coalesce on YA-YAAC, a discussion list of the Young Adult Library Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. There they chat about things like cool STEM ideas, share teen programming successes and solicit suggestions for challenges like uptight managers, tight budgets and programming brain freeze!

Krahnke, Rérat awarded Books for Teens Grants

CHICAGO — Jodi Krahnke, young adult librarian at the Ypsilanti District Library’s Michigan Avenue Branch in Michigan and Cari Rérat, teen librarian at the Joplin Public Library in Missouri, were each awarded a Books for Teens Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

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