Young Adult Library Services

Volume 8, Number 1, Fall 2009

From the Editor
Sarah Flowers
From the President
Linda W. Braun

The View from ALA

Get a Job!
By Sarah Flowers

YALSA Perspectives

YALSA Grants and Awards

Guidelines for Library Services for Young Adults
By Ingrid Bon

YALSA Membership Engagement Survey Results
By Candice A. Wing-Yee Mack and Melissa McBride

YA Q&A
Expert Advice on Tough Teen Services Questions
By Linda W. Braun, Amy Alessio, and Kelly Czarnecki

Best Practices

Crafting Cheap and Successful Teen Programs
By Charli Osborne

Easy on the Eyes: Large Print Books for Teens
By Elizabeth Burns

Library Outreach to Foster Teens
By Jessica Snow

Hot Spot: The Economy

Defending the YA Budget
One Library’s Experience
By Audra L. Caplan

It Takes Two
School and Public Libraries, Partnerships That Can Work!
By Amy Pelman

No Staff, No Money, What to Do?!?!?!
Improving Teen Services in Hard Economic Times
By Elsie Okada Tep

Making the Best of It
YA Librarians Share How They’re Coping in a Tough Economy
By Christine Ayar

Literature Surveys and Research

Sticks, Stones, andWords Can Hurt You
Antibullying Resources
By Madelene Rathbun Barnard

Professional Resources

The YALSA Update

Guidelines for Authors

Index to Advertisers