Young Adult Library Services Association

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.  

YALSA honors Gretchen Kolderup, YA Literature Symposium Task Force with Volunteer of the Year Awards

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Gretchen Kolderup, member manager of The Hub, and the YA Literature Symposium Task Force with Volunteer of the Year Awards. The awards acknowledge the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year.

YALSA honors four members with YALSA Writing Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named the winners of its YALSA Writing Award, with members winning prizes in four categories:

Celebrate the best teen reading of 2012 with YALSA’s Best of the Best

CHICAGO — Librarians, library workers, educators, parents, teens and other young adult literature enthusiasts looking for the best teen books and media of 2012 can find them online at YALSA’s Best of the Best website.  In addition to lists of YALSA’s awards and top ten lists, the Best of the Best homepage includes promotional tools featuring the award-winning 2012 books.

The Best of the Best includes:

Pelfrey wins YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded Kristen Pelfrey, a teacher at Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, Calif., the 2013 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens. The MAE Award provides $500 to the recipient and $500 to the recipient’s library and is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.

YALSA’s 2013 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to libraries in Louisiana, Maryland and Texas

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Allen Parish Libraries in Oberlin, La., the recipient of its annual Great Books Giveaway. The libraries will receive more than $20,000 in books, audiobooks and other materials donated to YALSA from publishers and producers in 2012. Due to the large volume of donations this past year, YALSA was able to name two additional runner-up libraries; The Foundation Schools in Largo and Gaithersburg, Md., and John B. Hood Junior High School in Odessa, Texas.

Kolderup wins YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the YALSA/ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Service to Young Adults Achievement Award to Gretchen Kolderup. The $2,000 award, given every other year, recognizes a YALSA member who has demonstrated unique and sustained devotion to young adult services through substantial work in several initiatives.

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