Young Adult Library Services Association

YALSA announces Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults 2012 Program Award Winners

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, selected 25 innovative teen programs to be featured at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and included in a sixth edition of "Excellence in Library Service to Young Adults." These successful programs focus on addressing new or ongoing teen needs or interests in innovative or unique ways. 

YALSA, WWE® name Wrestlemania® Reading Challenge finalists

CHICAGO Eighteen regional winners in grades 5-12 from across the United States and Canada have won a chance to compete in the WrestleMania® Reading Challenge  Finals on April 6, 2013, at City College in New York. The WrestleMania Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and  WWE®.

YALSA seeks proposals for Trends Impacting Young Adult Services paper presentation at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, seeks proposals for its Trends Impacting Young Adult Services Paper Presentation, sponsored by YALSA’s past presidents and held at Midwinter Meeting. Proposals are due by June 1.

YALSA seeks member editor for research journal

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is seeking a member editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA). JRLYA publishes high-quality research on library services to young adults quarterly. The position term would begin June 1, 2013. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2013.

YALSA and Dollar General Literacy Foundation Award Grants to 20 Libraries

Grants to fund summer internships for teens at libraries

CHICAGO  —  Twenty libraries are receiving $1,000 to help fund summer internships for teens, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced. The Teen Summer Internship Program Grants provided by YALSA are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. 

YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation award grants to 20 libraries

CHICAGO  — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the winners of its Summer Reading Program Grants, which are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  Twenty libraries are receiving $1,000 to help fund summer reading programs for teens.

Be a part of the discussion on the future of teen library services by participating in YALSA’s virtual town halls

CHICAGO  — As part of the year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens project, the  Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will sponsor the first of three town halls from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Harwood, Kamalipour and Woody receive YALSA’s Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded 2013 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Abby Harwood and Juanita Kamalipour. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Lauren Woody. Each will receive up to $1,000 to attend the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago this summer.

Magee wins Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2013 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Rachel M. Magee. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “Teens’ Everyday Life Information Ecologies: People, Technology, Values, and Practices.”

Libraries key destination for teens to gain 21st century skills

Check in @ your library

CHICAGO— Multiple studies show that, while young people are adept at downloading music, or texting with their friends, the majority lack the digital literacy skills needed to evaluate the quality and accuracy of information they find online.  

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