Young Adult Library Services Association

Wetta named 2015-2016 The Hub member manager

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected Molly Wetta, collection development librarian at Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library, as the new member manager of its blog, The Hub. Wetta’s term starts Aug. 15, 2015 and will continue into August 2016. 

DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2015 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 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Books.

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

YALSA announces Badges for Learning continuing education offering

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is expanding its professional development offerings with its Badges for Learning virtual badge program.

Gronski wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Izabel Gronski, a student at Syracuse University, has won the 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

The stipend provides Gronski with up to $1,000 to attend the 2015 symposium, which will be held Nov. 6–8, at the Hilton Portland Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon.

Yu wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Katie Yu, a media specialist at Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, Maryland, won the 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend provides Yu with up to $1,000 to attend the 2015 symposium, which will be held Nov. 6–8, at the Hilton Portland Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon.

Durrett, Miles and Quinto named winners of YALSA’s digital literacy program contest, Shark Bowl

CHICAGO – The winners of YALSA’s President’s Program, Taking a Deep Dive into Digital Literacy: Shark Bowl for Library Staff, were named on Monday, June 29 at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco.

A total of six finalists were chosen to present their digital literacy programming ideas to a panel of YALSA’s very own sharks. From the six finalists, three winners were chosen by the panel of judges.

The winners are:

2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2015 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities. Each grant is worth $1,000. Recipients of the grant were selected based on the overall impact, need and cohesiveness of the literacy-based program ideas exemplified in their applications.

Hones, Murphy awarded Books for Teens Grants

CHICAGO — Kay Hones, librarian at the Civic Center Secondary School in San Francisco and Amanda Murphy, Youth Services assistant manager at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library in Ohio, were each awarded a Books for Teens Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Join YALSA at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – YALSA has big plans for Annual 2015 – join us June 26-30 in San Francisco for five action-packed days with an abundance of opportunities for learning, networking and face-to-face interactions with your favorite authors and experts in the teen services field. For a complete listing of YALSA events, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/YALSAac15.

Teen Book Finder app now updated with 2015 book titles

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Teen Book Finder app’s latest version, which includes the titles from its 2015 book and media awards and selected lists, can now be downloaded for free via both Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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