Young Adult Library Services Association

2017 Morris Award finalists announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2017 William C. Morris Award, which honors the year’s best books written for young adults by a previously unpublished author.

YALSA opens proposals for 2017 Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2017 Young Adult Services Symposium.

Renner named member manager of YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Allison Renner, a Teen Services Librarian at the Cordova (Tennessee) Branch Library as its new member manager for the YALSAblog.

Libraries win funding for their teen programming ideas at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected the winners of its Symposium Programming Challenge. A total of three first place winners and one honorable mention were selected.

Winners were selected at YALSA’s 2016 YA Services Symposium which took place Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, PA via a “shark tank” like setup where attendees pitched their ideas to a panel of judges.

The winners, along with the honorable mention recipient are:

YALSA and Best Buy partner for 2017 Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced its partnership with Best Buy for its 2017 Teen Tech Week celebration, which will take place March 5-11 with the theme “Be the Source of Change.”

2017 Teen Tech Week™ site now live

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2017 Teen Tech Week website is now live. The celebration will take place March 5-11, 2017 with the theme “Be the Source of Change.”

Johnson named YALSA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Laurel D. Johnson, a Young Adult Librarian at the Skokie (Illinois) Public Library, as its 2017 Emerging Leader.

Johnson will receive funding from YALSA to attend the American Library Association’s 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta and 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago.

Veizaga named Member Manager of Teen Programming HQ

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Angela Veizaga as the new member manager of its Teen Programming HQ website.

Veizaga is a Systemwide Youth Programs Librarian at the Boston Public Library and will serve a one year term as member manager starting November 1st.

Official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten.

Teens all over the world voted starting August 15 with voting lasting through Teen Read Week™ (October 9-15, 2016). Altogether, over 28,000 votes were cast for the 26 nominees.

The official 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows: