For immediate release | April 22, 2011

Get street smart with YALSA’s June 16 street lit webinar

CHICAGO — Street lit’s appeal extends well beyond urban teens! Find out more about this increasingly popular genre of literature and how to incorporate it into your library at the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) June webinar, Street Smart: Serving Teen Street Lit Readers, hosted by Megan Honig. The webinar will take place June 16 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Participants will learn more about the genre and why it’s important to make space for it in their libraries’ collections. Participants will also receive a list of street lit resources.

Registration is now open at Webinars cost $29 for individual student members, $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals and $195 for groups. YALSA’s group rate applies to a group of people that will watch the webinar together in one location. Registration is open at Questions can be sent to Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn