Young Adult Library Services Association

Libraries win funding for their teen programming ideas at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected the winners of its Symposium Programming Challenge. A total of three first place winners and one honorable mention were selected.

Winners were selected at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium which took place Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, PA via a “shark tank” like setup where attendees pitched their ideas to a panel of judges.

The winners, along with the honorable mention recipient are:

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: