Discounted YALSA Publications

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The Complete Summer Reading Manual

The Complete Summer Reading Manual: From Planning to Evaluation

The Complete Summer Reading Manual: from Planning to Evaluation is a great resource, whether you’re embarking on your first SRP or you think you could plan one in your sleep! Teen summer reading program planners will find:     

  • Authoritative advice on planning, budgeting, and evaluation from experienced frontline librarians    
  • Tools for incorporating technology for any budget    
  • Readers’ advisory sources and places to find reading trends each year    
  • New Ideas for marketing, outreach, and collaboration    
  • Detailed descriptions of programs that work from librarians just like you    

Contributors include Mark Flowers, Megan Honig, Erin Downey Howerton, Kat Kan, Maria Kramer, Chris Shoemaker, and Connie Urquhart. This project was funded in part by a 2011 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association.

$40 $20 (50% off)

excellence in library services to young adults, 5th editionExcellence in Library Services to Young Adults, 5th edition

Edited by Amy Alessio for YALSA

Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults , 5th edition, highlights twenty-five of the best programs across the country, providing ideas for replicating and adapting them in school and public libraries. Organized for easy browsing, each chapter encourages you to think about the range of possible programs and illustrates the growing trend of including teens in very aspect of the program—from planning to outcomes! Order your copy today! Limited time offer: Buy a copy of Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, 5th edition, and receive a free copy of Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, 4th edition, edited by Renee Vaillancourt McGrath!

2008. 160p. ISBN 978-0-8389-8457-4.

$24 $12.50 (50% off)

Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC

Young adult enthusiasts around the world coalesce at YALSA’s discussion list, YA-YAAC to chat about cool craft ideas, share teen programming successes, and solicit suggestions for challenges like uptight managers, teen-phobic environments, and programming brain freeze!

Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC will provide librarians and library workers with a wealth of tried and true programming ideas for teens. Monique Delatte Starkey culled the best ideas and compiled them into this easy to read resource.

2013. 160 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8670-7.

$40 $30 (25% off) $20 (50% off)

Strengthening Teen Services through TechnologyFINAL CLEARANCE! Strengthening Teen Services through Technology

Keeping up with the latest tech trends can be challenging for even the most determined library worker.  This kit provides libraries with 1) resources to help library workers gain confidence in using tech resources with teens and 2) with specific tech tools that can easily be incorporated into library services for teens.  Teens are an integral part of the community the library serves and key future supporters of the library. It is critical for libraries to stay relevant in teens’ lives, especially in technology. From gaming to apps to e-readers to smartphones, teens are constantly plugged into technology.

Contributing authors include: Linda Braun, Shauntee Burns, Laura Pearle, Brenna Shanks and Chris Shoemaker.

This kit addresses the following areas in Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Leadership and Professionalism; Knowledge of Client Group; Communication, Marketing, & Outreach; Knowledge of Materials; Access to Information and Services. View a free online demo of Module IV on marketing and outreach.

$199  $25 . Includes CD containing PowerPoint presentations (binder-ready, three-hole punched and tabbed).

Listen to a sample lesson from this kit now! http://tinyurl.com/bpo4q6f

teen read week and teen tech weekTeen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA's Initiatives

Edited by Megan Fink for YALSA

Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives brings together the best articles on reading and technology from YALSA's award-winning journal, Young Adult Library Services. Editor Megan Fink, middle school librarian and advisor at the Charlotte Country Day School and a former Teen Read Week chair, selected articles to form a manual that will offer guidance to librarians planning their annual events, with advice on best practices, collection development, outreach and marketing, program ideas and more.In addition, YA authors Walter Dean Myers and Cynthia Leitich Smith and Best Teen Read Week contest winners Elizabeth Kahn and Jennifer Velásquez contributed original content about the importance of these initiatives and how they support teens’ information needs, along with an introduction by YALSA past president Judy Nelson.

$35 $17.50 (50% off)

Understanding Teen Behavior for a Positive Library ExperienceFINAL CLEARANCE! Understanding Teen Behavior for a Positive Library Experience

This instructional kit provides training on: the developing teen brain and how it affects teen behavior; how to build successful teen programs and Teen Advisory Boards; how to prevent and address teen behavior issues, and how library administration can support and foster teen development.

Contributing authors include: Amy Alessio, Erin Downey Howerton, and Sarah Flowers.

This kit addresses the following areas in Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Leadership and Professionalism; Knowledge of Client Group; Communication, Marketing, & Outreach; Administration and Services. View a free online demo of the presentation for Module V on teen development.

$199 $25 . Includes CD containing PowerPoint presentations (binder-ready, three-hole punched and tabbed). Bulk pricing is available at 20% off orders of 25 or more. 

Listen to a sample lesson from this kit now! http://tinyurl.com/cdxhv7v

The above titles are also available at a discounted rate for bulk purchase.  Contact Anna Lam at alam@ala.org for details.

Check out a full list of YALSA's other publications here.