YALSA Events

YALSA hosts events and educational sessions at ALA's Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting, as well as its own annual Young Adult Services Symposium. YALSA also frequently exhibits or presents at regional conferences. Find out how you can join YALSA at these events!

2020 Book and Media Awards Ceremonies – YALSA is working with REFORMA, ALSC, ODLOS and Booklist to develop a virtual event scheduled throughout the day on Sunday, June 28th to celebrate the Printz and Odyssey Awards.  The Alex Award will be celebrated after the June webinar Strategies to Increase Adult Books Titles for Teens and the Edwards winner will be celebrated as part of the SymposiumMore details will be shared as soon as they are finalized.

YALSA at ALA's Annual Conference (Download YALSA's schedule with room locations in May).

  • Chicago, IL: June 25-30, 2020, UPDATE: The 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition has been cancelled. Please read the full announcement from ALA here
  • Chicago, IL: June 24-29, 2021
  • Washington, DC: June 23-28, 2022
  • Chicago, IL: June 22-27, 2023

YALSA at ALA's Midwinter Meeting 

  • Philadelphia, PA: January 24-28, 2020  (Download the official YALSA schedule with room locations. Online Scheduler for full Midwinter information COMING SOON)
  • Indianapolis, IN: January 22-26, 2021
  • San Antonio, TX: January 21-25, 2022
  • New Orleans, LA: January 27-31, 2023

Young Adult Services Symposium

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YALSA at Regional and State Conferences

National Forum on Libraries and Teens (year-long project held in 2013)

Stay up-to-date on all YALSA events and deadlines with our Google Calendar