Symposium Stipends

YALSA’s Young Adult Services Symposium Stipend enables two qualified recipients to attend YALSA's annual YA Services Symposium, which in 2018 will be held in Salt Lake City, UT, November 2-4.

Each stipend offers up to $1,000: one to a library worker who works directly with young adults, with at least one year of experience; the second is to a student enrolled in an ALA or NCATE accredited library program (you must be a graduate student as of November 2, 2018) with a focus on serving young adults in a library setting.

Applications are due by June 1 each year.

Applicants must be personal members of YALSA (student membership is okay for the student stipend). Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Winners must agree to share out with the YALSA membership what they learned at the symposium through a blog post, YALSA Academy Video or other approved means.  Previous winners are not eligible.

Student stipend application

Library worker stipend application

Questions? Contact Nichole O'Connor at

Current & Past Winners