CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is looking for ideas big and small on easy-to-implement programs, services and activities for teens. The newly formed 365 Days of YA Taskforce needs tried and true ideas as it creates an online calendar full of teen service resources aimed at librarian generalists and paraprofessionals.
CHICAGO — More than 500 librarians, educators and authors came to the Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at the Arch in Missouri Nov. 2-4, to celebrate teen reading at the third Young Adult Literature Symposium, held by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The 2012 theme was “The Future of Young Adult Literature: Hit Me with the Next Big Thing,” and explored what lies ahead for young adult literature, including trends in content, format and interaction.
CHICAGO — Thousands of school and public libraries throughout the country joined the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), in celebrating Teen Read Week 2012, Oct. 14-20. More than 3,000 libraries embraced the 2012 theme, “It Came from the Library,” by hosting an array of events and programs that encouraged teens to read for fun and become regular library users.
CHICAGO — Teen readers across the country chose “Divergent” by Veronica Roth as their favorite book in the annual Teens’ Top Ten vote, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Teens voted online between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15, with the official list announcement during Teen Read Week™, Oct. 14-20.
CHICAGO — Back by popular demand! Join YALSA for Book Blitz Part II. This webinar highlights 45 “Must Know” fiction and nonfiction YA titles released in the second half of 2012. Join Shauna Yusko, teacher-librarian at Evergreen Junior High in Redmond, Wash., and book reviewer guru for this fast-paced webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 18.
This webinar will address three areas of the YALSA Competencies:
CHICAGO — School and teen services librarians find their roles evolving constantly, and many are now called to serve tweens and teens. What are the differences in need between these two age groups, and how do librarians successfully serve both? Find out how in Navigating the Divide between Teens and Tweens, a new online course offered in fall 2012 by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The self-paced course takes place Oct. 1 to Oct.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Linda W. Braun as the member editor of Young Adult Library Services (YALS).
“I'm thrilled that Linda Braun will be our new YALS editor, YALSA President Jack Martin said. “Not only does she have the experience as a past president of our association, but she's a well-connected educator who always has her finger on the pulse of what's new and exciting in the world of library services for and with teens.”
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, was awarded grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $99,937. The funds will be used to host a year-long National Forum on Teens and Libraries, which will include face-to-face and online meetings and conversations about the status of library services for and with teens. The result will be a white paper that YALSA envisions will provide a plan on how libraries can best design and implement teen services in the years to c
CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $226,876 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.