Registration for YALSA's 2019 Symposium is now closed and the event is SOLD OUT.
Registration rates start as low as $59! What is included with registration?
- Opening session on Friday evening
- Book Blitz on Saturday evening with light refreshments, up to five free books, and the chance to meet dozens of authors
- Concurrent sessions on Saturday from 8:30am-5pm, and 8:30am-1:00pm on Sunday, with the option to register for additional events Friday
- Closing session on Sunday
- Attendees will have access to a free webinar
- A certificate of participation with your contact hours (to receive the certificate, there will be a sign up sheet on site)
- Refreshment breaks mid morning on Saturday and Sunday and an afternoon break on Saturday
- A symposium bag
- A badge holder
Please download and send both pages of the paper registration form If you are:
- paying with a check or purchase order
- a student but not a current student member of ALA
If you have questions about registration, contact YALSA Program Officer Nichole O'Connor at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4387 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Badge pickup: All badges will need to be picked up onsite in Memphis at symposium check-in, beginning Friday morning.
In addition to what's included in registration, you may add the following special, ticketed events to your registration for an extra fee.
Morning Preconference on Civic Engagement, Friday, 9am-12pm, $79. Watch this video to learn more.
Do you want to make a difference in your library, your community, or the world? Start making a change by incorporating civic engagement into your teen volunteer, teen council and teen programming! Come hear about how teens at different libraries are leading the change. Participants will Learn how to engage library teens in civic engagement, create sustaining partnerships and collaborations for civic engagement, and earn how to host a civic discussion or program.
Los Angeles Public Library’s Teens Leading Change initiative works with and gives mini grants of $100-$5,000 to library Teen Council projects related to: Library Advocacy, Information Literacy, Community Conversations, Know Your Rights, Immigration & Citizenship, Net Neutrality / Privacy, and Voter Rights & Registration. So far, the initiative has launched nearly 20 projects across 24 branches.
TeenHQ, San José Public Library's teen space, has spearheaded SJ Engage, a civic engagement program for youth that utilizes an online curriculum to facilitate discussion and reflection in a Learning Circle format and then fund service-learning social action projects for their 24 community branch Teens Reach groups. The curriculum explores topics such as Gun Violence, Immigration, Homelessness and Poverty, Mental Health, Global Climate Change, and Youth Activism and aligns to the History Social Science Framework with an emphasis on Civic Learning Outcomes and 21st Century Skills.
Afternoon Preconference Literacies You Didn’t Talk About in Library School, Friday, 1pm-4pm, $79. Watch this video to learn more.
Teens’ interest in social justice and in making a difference in their communities (and the world) provides library staff with the opportunity to support gaining of a wide variety of literacy skills. This includes research skills, where teens begin to understand public and demographic data, and the ability to develop research questions, make observations, and analyze and report on research findings. In this highly participatory session, join two IMLS project recipients Rachel Magee (iSchool at Illinois) and Kristin Fontichiaro (University of Michigan School of Information) in hands-on activities and conversation focused on supporting youth library staff, and the teens they work with, in development of literacies that lead to future academic, civic, and personal success.
Graceland Tour, 2 options. 9am - 1pm or 12-4pm, cost $76. Includes transportation and Elvis Experience Pass (mansion, planes, auto museum, special exhibits, Visitors' Center).
Author Luncheon, Saturday, 12pm-1:30pm, $49. Enjoy lunch with authors and receive signed copies of their books. Participating authors Mitali Perkins, Tiffany Jackson, Jennifer Mathieu, and Vince Vawter.
Win Free Registration to our 2020 Symposium!
Now through early bird registration (September 15), those who join YALSA and register for the symposium will be automatically entered for a chance to win free registration for the 2020 YALSA symposium. YALSA members already registered for the symposium will be entered into the drawing automatically.
Additionally, non-members who join YALSA/ALA before registering can save and become eligible to register with the YALSA member rate, apply for a $1,000 symposium travel stipend, gain access to a quarterly journal, weekly newsletter, additional grants, and more. Joining and then registering often costs less than the non-member rate.
Early Bird Rate runs April 1-September 15, 2019.
$199 YALSA Personal Member
$199 Tennessee Library Association Members
$199 Tennessee Association of School Librarians Members
$199 Memphis Area Library Council
$264 ALA Personal Member (Join YALSA ($62) and then register for $199 for a total of $261 instead. Join by phone: 800.545.2433, ex. 5.)
$59 Students (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$329 Others (Not a member? Join ($134) & get the $199 registration rate & the added benefits of being a YALSA member! YALSA/ALA dues start at $63 per year.)
Advanced registration runs September 16 - October 13, 2019.
$249 YALSA Personal Member
$249 Tennessee Library Association Members
$249 Tennessee Association of School Librarians Members
$249 Memphis Area Library Council
$314 ALA Personal Member (Join YALSA ($62) and then register for $249 for a total of $311 instead. Join by phone: 800.545.2433, ex. 5.)
$59 Student (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$379 Others (Not a member? Join & get the $249 registration rate & the added benefits of being a YALSA member! YALSA/ALA dues start at $63 per year.)
Onsite fees apply to registrations made on or after October 14, 2019.
$279 YALSA Personal Member
$279 Tennessee Library Association Members
$279 Tennessee Association of School Librarians Members
$279 Memphis Area Library Council
$344 ALA Personal Member
$79 Student Member (enrolled full-time in a library program)
$399 Others (Not a member? Join & get the $279 registration rate & the added benefits of being a YALSA member! YALSA/ALA dues start at $63 per year.)
Are you coming to the symposium this fall? Are you a speaker or presenter? Show your pride with downloadable badges for your blog or website!
Use this code with your image: <a title="I'm attending the 2019 YA Services Symposium!" href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium">
Use this code with your image: <a title="I'm presenting at the 2019 YA Services Symposium!" href="http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium">