Young Adult Library Services Association

Registration now open for YALSA’s 2015 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened registration for its Young Adult Services Symposium, which will take place at the Hilton in Portland, Oregon, Nov. 6-8, 2015.

2015 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees to be announced during National Library Week

CHICAGO — To celebrate National Library Week, the Young Adult Library Services (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, will officially announce the 24 nominations for its 2015 Teens’ Top Ten on April 16, the Thursday of National Library Week.

A video and list of the nominees including annotations of each title will be available on the Teens’ Top Ten website.

Apply now for the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway

CHICAGO – In celebration of the upcoming announcement of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten nominees on April 16, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will be giving away 40 sets of the nominees to libraries in need.

With funding generously provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will award 40 libraries with a set of the 2015 Teens’ Top Ten nominees. With the collection of new titles, libraries can further enrich their collection of young adult literature and attract teens to the library in hopes of fostering positive literacy habits in teens.  

Apply now for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

CHICAGO – Eligible library staff and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)/ Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

Ten grants worth $1,000 each will be awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week programs and activities. Eligibility requirements apply and applications are due by June 1, 2015. Learn more on the official Teen Read Week web site at www.ala.org/teenread.

YALSA releases Teen Programming Guidelines

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a new resource to help library staff called the Teen Programming Guidelines.

YALSA opens program proposals for 2016 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 23 - 28, 2016. Proposals may be submitted through June 1 via this form.

Jaureguy and Pacetti-Tune receive YALSA’s travel stipend to attend National Library Legislative Day

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Jenna Jaureguy and Vandy Pacetti-Tune as the recipients of stipends to attend ALA’s  annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), May 4-5, 2015 in Washington, D.C. 

YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for 2015 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 8 – 14, 2015.

3D Systems and YALSA help over 100 libraries and museums to bring 3D printing to their communities

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association, in partnership with 3D Systems, has announced the recipients of the MakerLab Club 3D printer awards. The MakerLab Club (MLC) is a community of U.S. libraries and museums, committed to democratize making and advance 3D digital literacy. One hundred MakerLab Club member libraries and museums will receive 3D printers courtesy of 3D Systems.

2015 Summer Teen Intern Grant recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen 20 libraries to receive its 2015 Summer Teen Intern grant.

The grant will allow libraries to hire teen interns to assist in the implementation of their summer reading/learning programs, while also helping teens gain real world work experience and develop professional skills. Each grant is worth $1,000.  The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The recipients are as follows:

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