For immediate release | May 1, 2012

Join authors Woodson, Condie at YALSA's preconference in Anaheim

CHICAGO — "The Outsiders" is older than your average teen librarian, but its popularity endures among teen readers. What will be "The Outsiders" of 2057? Share your nominees in Books We’ll Still Talk about 45 Years from Now, a half-day preconference hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 22 in Anaheim, Calif., before the ALA Annual Conference. Authors Jacqueline Woodson and Ally Condie will share insights during this session, moderated by Rollie Welch.

All attendees will receive a reading list in advance to evaluate dozens of YA books, using strategies drawn from YALSA’s award and selection list committees. Attendees will explore the styles and themes of YA fiction through recent years and pick the one book that will have staying power and be read 45 years from now. Tickets for this half-day preconference cost $129 and include light refreshments.

You can purchase tickets, along with registration for the ALA Annual Conference, at Advanced registration ends May 13. If you have already registered and would like to add the Books We’ll Still Talk about 45 Years from Now preconference to your registration, you can do so (1) by phone: Call ALA Registration at 1 (800) 974-3084 and ask to add the Books We’ll Still Talk about 45 Years from Now preconference to your existing registration; or (2) Online: Add an event to your existing registration by clicking this Annual Registration link. Use your login and password to access your existing Annual registration and add events in the “Your Events” section (screen 6). Then simply check out and pay for the events you’ve added.

Find out about the many ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits highlights as they’re added—speakers, events, networking opportunities and more. For general information about the meeting in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-26, 2012, visit us at Get the best discount with Early Bird Registration, open until midnight, Sunday, May 13, 2012.

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,


Jaclyn Finneke

Communications Manager

Young Adult Library Services Association

1-800-545-2433 ext.2128