Young Adult Library Services Association

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.

Chris Shoemaker elected for 2014-2015 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO – Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Chris Shoemaker as the division’s next president-elect. Shoemaker will begin his term as president-elect in June 2013, becoming president for one year in June 2014.

Make two clicks for advocacy with YALSA’s Tweet Your U.S. Senator/Representative Maps on NLLD

CHICAGO – Can’t make it to National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. on May 8? The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, can offer you a way to advocate for teen library services with just two clicks of a mouse: the Tweet Your U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative maps, developed by YALSA’s Legislative Committee.

To use the maps:

Join YALSA and Connected Learning TV for an Online Discussion on Teens, Libraries and Social Media this May

CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and Connected Learning TV will kick-off a month-long series of conversations around teens and the future of school and public libraries beginning May 2, 2013.

Racial and gender inequalities in YA literature covered in new issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

CHICAGO – Multiracial identities, gender stereotypes and questionable young adult literature cover art are topics explored in the newest online, open access issue (Volume 3: April 2013) of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), available now available at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya.

YALSA, WWE® crown 2013 WRESTLEMANIA® 29 Reading Challenge champions

CHICAGO Dianna Nielsen, Harneek Kapoor and Kenyan Gustafson were crowned national champions in the WrestleMania® 29 Reading Challenge on April 6, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and WWE®.

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