Young Adult Library Services Association

Kumasi selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2018 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen Dr. Kafi Kumasi, Associate Professor from Wayne State to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Dr. Kumasi’s paper is entitled, “Doin’ the Knowledge: Using Hip Hop as Framework to Study Youth New Media Practices.” The Midwinter event will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2017 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 site for the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten.

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

Meece wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — Ashley Meece, a Teen Services librarian at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Meece with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2017 symposium, which will be held Nov. 3–5 in Louisville, KY.

Anclade wins student stipend for YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO – Tegan Anclade, a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won the 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Anclade with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the 2017 symposium, which will be held Nov. 3-5 in Louisville, KY.

2017 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 2017 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant.

Practical strategies for enhancing teen services

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is excited to unveil a brand-new publication titled, “Putting Teens First in Library Services: A Road Map.”

Rural, small, and tribal libraries invited to apply for college and career readiness project

CHICAGO -- Rural, small, and tribal libraries can apply now through September 1, 2017 for the second cohort of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and Association of Rural and Small Libraries’ (ARSL), “Future Ready with the Library: Connecting with Communities for College & Career Readiness Services” project.

Recipients of 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

Participate now in YALSA’s Summer Learning Programs Contest

CHICAGO — Individuals with innovative summer learning program ideas are invited to submit it now through July 15, 2017 to the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Teen Programming HQ for its Summer Learning Programs Contest!

YALSA receives IMLS Grant for National Forum on Transforming Teen Services Through CE project

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) was awarded a grant in the amount of $99,784 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).