Young Adult Library Services Association

Pledge your support for libraries and teens with YALSA and #GivingTuesday

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

YALSA announces 2014 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO – The time has come to DIY @ your library! Registration for Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library, is now open at www.ala.org/teentechweek.

YALSA announces Dolly Goyal as its 2014 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dolly Goyal as its 2014 Emerging Leader. Goyal will receive funding to attend the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference in 2014. YALSA’s participation in the Emerging Leaders program is through the Friends of YALSA (FOY), which since 2005 has funded more than $100,000 in member awards, grants, stipends and scholarships.

Win $1,000 with the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — YALSA members who have run an exceptional reading or literature program in the 12 months leading up to Dec. 1, 2013 are eligible to apply for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens, which recognizes an outstanding reading or literature program for young adults.

“DIY @ your library” for Teen Tech Week, materials for National Library Week among gems in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO — Dozens of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are spotlighted in the new ALA Graphics Winter 2013 catalog. Featured on the cover is YALSA’s 2014 Teen Tech Week™ theme — DIY @ your library®.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literacy grant to ALSC, YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of ­­$246,806 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

ALSC and YALSA will use the grant to support three important initiatives, El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), Teen Read Week™ and summer reading for teens.

Official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles.

Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from Aug. 15 through Teen Read Week, Oct. 13- 19, with more than 32,000 votes cast. This year, there were 28 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles can be found below and are also featured in a video announcement at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/.

2013 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the recipients of its Teens’ Top Teen Book Giveaway, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Each library will be receiving a set of all 28 nominated 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles. The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles will be announced the week of Oct. 21 at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens.

The recipients are as follows:

Farmer selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA event at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – A Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Jury chose Dr. Lesley Farmer, who coordinates the Teacher Librarian program at California State University Long Beach, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting.   Farmer’s paper is entitled “Trends Impacting YA Services: Sex, Mind, and Body: How Guys and Girls Search for Health Information."  The Midwinter event, which is hosted by YALSA Past Presidents, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. 

YALSA offers easy ways to support Teen Read Week™ via social media

CHICAGO – Teen Read Week™ (TRW) is in full swing, and while libraries and schools are in the midst of carrying out their week full of fun and exciting activities, YALSA also has a few up its sleeve.

On the Tuesday of Teen Read Week, Oct. 15, YALSA will be hosting a Teen Read Week Twitter Chat with its partners. The Twitter chat will be held from 2 p.m.  – 3 p.m. Eastern Time, and all are welcome to participate by using the hashtag #TRW13.

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