Young Adult Library Services Association

Johnson named YALSA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Laurel D. Johnson, a Young Adult Librarian at the Skokie (Illinois) Public Library, as its 2017 Emerging Leader.

Johnson will receive funding from YALSA to attend the American Library Association’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta and 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago.

Veizaga named Member Manager of Teen Programming HQ

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Angela Veizaga as the new member manager of its Teen Programming HQ website.

Veizaga is a Systemwide Youth Programs Librarian at the Boston Public Library and will serve a one year term as member manager starting November 1st.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants $248,406 to ALSC and YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $248,306 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted starting August 15 with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (October 9-15, 2016). Altogether, over 28,000 votes were cast for the 26 nominees.

The official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:

Participants of IMLS funded project, “Future Ready with the Library” announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), have announced the first 20 participants of its IMLS grant funded project, Future Ready with the Library.

The 20 participants who make up the first cohort of the project are:

Apply now for YALSA’s 2017 summer learning resources and teen summer intern grants

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has opened the applications for its 2017 summer learning resources and teen summer intern grants.

YALSA seeks Member Manager for the YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking a Member Manager for the YALSAblog.

DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2016 Teens’ Top Ten voting

CHICAGO – Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.

For the fourth year in a row, DOGObooks is the host site where teens will go to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Voting by teens has grown significantly over the last couple of years and organizers expect a record number of votes this year.

Apply now to be a part of the Teens’ Top Ten book groups

CHICAGO — Library staff can now apply on behalf of their teen book groups for a chance to be a part of the official Teens’ Top Ten book groups.

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