Young Adult Library Services Association

Tran to lead The Hub, YALSA’s YA lit blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Allison Tran, teen services librarian at Mission Viejo (Calif.) Library, the newest member manager of The Hub, http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/, its young adult literature blog. Tran began her term last week as editor and will serve through August 2014. 

YALSA and Soho Teen partner to promote Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced Monday, July 29, 2013,  its new partnership with Soho Teen in promoting Teen Read Week™.   Teen Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 13 – 19 with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ your library.”

YALSA’s updated Teen Book Finder app now available in the Apple App Store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched an updated version of its free Teen Book Finder app that now includes all titles that appeared on YALSA’s 2013 lists of recommended reading and/or that were honored by one of YALSA’s six young adult literature awards.

YALSA and Blink partner to promote Teen Read Week

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announces that Blink, a new young adult imprint of Zondervan is now an official sponsor of Teen Read Week™. By sponsoring Teen Read Week, Blink is aiding in YALSA’s continued efforts to help libraries engage teens through reading and literature.

YALSA appoints Denise Agosto editor of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, named Denise E. Agosto, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Information Science & Technology at Drexel University, as the editor of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.

YALSA’s Reads 4 Teens digital download now available in the ALA Store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Reads 4 Teens recommended reading list for teen patrons is now available for purchase as a digital download through the ALA Store.  Reads 4 Teens is a collection of the best in the latest teen literature and includes 32 customizable pamphlets and 10 bookmarks, each featuring a different theme or genre.

Join YALSA’s summer reading site and gain access to resources, including a FREE webinar

CHICAGO — Summer is in full bloom, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is celebrating by providing libraries and educators with a great summer reading program resource. Librarians and educators can now access a free webinar called Demonstrating Impact through Teen Summer Reading.

Apply for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is encouraging libraries to apply for the Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway. Libraries can now apply for the giveaway through Sept. 1. More information about the grant and how to apply can be found at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teens-top-ten.

LLAMA / YALSA webinar reveals how teen services increase library value and impact

CHICAGO — If you are looking for a way to add value to your public library, then expanding teen services may be the perfect solution.  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will present “Increase your library's value in the community by amping up teen services” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, June 12. 

Presenter Mary Hastler is the director of Harford County Public Library in Belcamp, Md.

This webinar is geared towards public library administrators and directors.

YALSA seeks member manager for The Hub literature blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for The Hub, its teen literature-focused blog. The Hub provides a one-stop-shop for teens and librarians to help them locate high quality audio, video and text content related to young adult literature. Applications for the member manager position are due July 1, 2013.

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