Related Sites

YALSA logoThe Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is an open-access, peer-reviewed online research journal published by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services, 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 Teen Programming 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 adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 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 is a time for libraries to make the time to showcase all of 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 is a teen collections blog for YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association. The mission of The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Collections is to provide timely information about emerging and new practices for evaluating, selecting and curating materials; raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen collections; and provide resources for members and the library community to support their efforts to continuously improve their teen collection and content curation.  Content is created by YALSA members and teens.

act 4 teensYA Forum (Act 4 Teens)

The Forum 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.

YALSA logoYALSA Book Finder Database

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

YALSA logoYALSA Wiki

Find and share tips & ideas for all things relating to teen services

 

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 for members and the library community to support their efforts to continuously improve their overall teen services program.