Young Adult Library Services Association

Moeller to serve as YALSA’s research journal editor

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Robin Moeller, Associate Professor of Library Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, as the next Member Editor for its open source, peer-reviewed research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA).

Todd Krueger elected for 2019-2020 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO —Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), elected Todd Krueger as the division’s next president-elect. Krueger will begin his term as president-elect in June 2018, becoming president for one year starting June 2019.

Krueger is currently a Selector in the Collection Development Department at the Baltimore County Public Library, in Towson, MD.

YALSA awarded $497,635 from IMLS to implement “Transforming Teen Services: A Train the Trainer Approach” project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), will implement a new project, Transforming Teen Services: A Train the Trainer Approach from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. The three-year project is generously funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Registration open for YALSA’s 2018 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened registration for its 2018 YA Services Symposium, which takes place November 2-4 in Salt Lake City, UT with the theme: Zeroing In: Focusing on Teen Needs. View the preliminary schedule of programs. All are welcome to register.

2018 Teen Read Week™ initiative launched

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched its 2018 Teen Read Week (TRW) website, www.ala.org/teenread

2018 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country selected by YALSA to participate.

Apply now for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened up the application period for its 2018 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

YALSA announces 2018 Teen Read Week™ theme

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will feature “It’s Written in the Stars…READ” as the theme for this year’s Teen Read Week celebration, which will take place October 7-13. Teen Read Week is generously supported in part by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Watanabe chosen as YALSA’s 2018 Board Fellow

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), has chosen Josie Watanabe, Formal Learning Librarian at the Seattle (Washington) Public Library as their 2018 Board Fellow. Watanabe will start her term as board fellow in June.

“I am excited and honored to join the YALSA Board Fellow program,” said Watanabe. “This is a great way to grow as a leader and contribute to an organization that supports youth leadership, diversity and equity.”

2018 YALSA Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2018 Summer Teen Intern Grant.