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Get more teens reading! Young adult literature is a rapidly growing field and keeping up with the latest in YA literature can be challenging. Through this course students will learn about key young adult authors and books, and will learn how to evaluate and select materials in a range of formats. Students will also explore how to best utilize the YALSA book awards to meet the needs of their young adult community. In addition, students will learn about the important role young adult librarians play in their library and will learn how to create a vision for providing excellent service to the young adult population.

Learning Objectives

• Examine the role of young adult services in libraries and develop a personal or departmental mission
• Learn about important young adult authors and books, including classics and contemporary classics
• Learn about the various YALSA awards – how they are selected and who their target audience is
• Learn about  different categories and formats of material including adult books, magazines and web content

Who Should Attend

Young adult librarians, school librarians, teachers, administrators, and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens and tweens.


To be determined


How to Register

Registration for this course is not presently available.

Course Length

Four weeks


Contact Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA's program officer for continuing education, at nmunguia@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.


  • $155 YALSA members
  • $195 ALA members
  • $215 nonmembers