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YALSA logoThe Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

JRLYA is an open-access, peer-reviewed online research journal published by YALSA to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support teens, learning and libraries, as emphasized in YALSA’s National Research Agenda.

YALSA logoSummer Learning

Find and share summer learning resources with other colleagues.

 

Teen Programming HQTeen Programming HQ

The HQ is a one-stop shop to find and share library programs for and with teens as well as to connect with others who plan, implement and evaluate teen programs.

TRW logoTeen Read Week™

Teen Read Week™ is a national teen literacy initiative created by YALSA and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

TTW logoTeen Tech Week™

Teen Tech Week, celebrated the first full week in March, is a time for libraries to showcase all the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.

The Hub

The Hub's mission is to provide timely information about emerging and new practices for evaluating, selecting and curating YA materials; raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen collections; and provide resources to support their efforts to continuously improve teen collections and content curation.  Content is created by YALSA members and teens.

YALSA logoTeen  Book Finder Database

The database provides access to all of YALSA's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by YALSA members to support the collection development and readers' advisory work of library staff.

YALSA logoYALSA Wiki

Find and share resources and ideas for all things relating to teen services, including programming, STEAM, youth participation, literacies, cultural competence and much more!

YALSAblog logoYALSAblog

The mission of the YALSAblog is to provide a virtual space for publishing timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for and with teens, to explore practices in related fields relevant to teen services, to raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen services, and to provide resources to support their efforts to continuously improve libraries' overall teen services program.

YA Forum (Act 4 Teens)

The act 4 teensForum was a year-long grant funded effort in 2013 that brought together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to explore the world of young adults and library services to this population, and ultimately produce a report which provides direction on how libraries need to adapt and potentially change to better meet the needs of 21st century teens.  The "Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action" report was published in January 2014.