Young Adult Library Services is the official journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. YALS primarily serves as a vehicle for continuing education for librarians serving young adults ages twelve through eighteen. It includes articles of current interest to the profession, acts as a showcase for best practices, provides news from related fields, spotlights significant events of the organization and offers in-depth reviews of professional literature. YALS also serves as the official record of the organization.
YALS is a recipient of 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 APEX Awards Award of Excellence for Magazines or Journals over 32 pages!
See excerpts of YALS' fall 2009 special issue on the economy.
Editor: Linda W. Braun
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Established in 2002, Young Adult Library Services is the first official journal of YALSA.
Published four times a year, the journal includes articles of current interest to the profession, reviews of professional books and resources for librarians, act as a showcase for best practices, provides news from related fields such as youth development, and spotlights significant events of the organization.
The journal serves as the official record of the organization and includes major actions of the Board of Directors and important policies and documents. It is a perquisite of YALSA membership.