YALSA'S Selected Videos announced

Contact: Linda Waddle



For Immediate Release

January 2002

YALSA'S Selected Videos announced

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Selected Videos for Young Adults Committee has selected 14 outstanding videos for 2002. The selection was made during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in New Orleans.

The committee, comprised of librarians who work with teenagers, viewed 32 videos to develop the annual list that recognizes videos for technical merit, content, and use with and interest to young adults ages 12-18.

  • "Assault on Gay America" VHS. 60 min. 2000. $49.95. WGBH Educational Foundation.
  • "Black Soul" VHS. 9.45 min. 2000. $129. National Film Board of Canada.
  • "Breakin' the Glass" VHS. 28 min. 2000. $29.95. Frameline.
  • "Coming to Terms" VHS. 17 min. 2000. $29.95. Frameline.
  • "Dying to be Thin" VHS. 60 min. 2000. WGBH Educational Foundation.
  • "Ecstasy" VHS. 30 min. 2001. $59.95. Castle Works, Inc.
  • "Grrlyshow" VHS. 18 min. 2001. $195. Women Make Movies.
  • "Healthy Steps for Teen Parents" VHS. 25 min.each. 2001.$199.95 each, $499 3-part set. Injoy Videos. Volume 1: Prenatal Care. Volume 2: Labor & Birth. Volume 3: Postpartum.
  • "Here Am I, Send Me" VHS. 50 min. 2000. Episcopal Media Center.
  • "ICC: A Call for Justice" VHS. 16.30 min. 2000. EVC's Youth Organizers Television.
  • "9-11: Looking Back…Moving Forward" VHS. 30 min. 2001. $59.95. Castle Works, Inc.
  • "One of Them" VHS. 26 min. 2000. National Film Board of Canada.
  • "Roller Coaster Physics" VHS. 27 min. 2000. $39.95. Discovery Communications, Inc.
  • "Tattooing and Body Piercing: Thinking Smart about Body Art" VHS. 22 min. 2001. $94.95. SVE & Churchill Media.

The committee members are: Robyn M. Lupa (Chair) Jefferson County (Colo.) Public Library; Leigh D. Barnett, Episcopal School of Dallas; Josephine Caisse, Deschutes (Ore.) Public Library; Edith E. H. Cummings, Allen County (Ind.) Public Library; Susan E. Dunn, Jefferson County (Colo.) Public Library; Sarah I. Flowers, Morgan Hill (Calif.) Public Library; Mari Hardacre, Carmel Clay (Ind.) Public Library; Susan L. Hill, Broward County (Fla.) Division of Libraries; Kevin Stewart Payne, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library; James C. Scholtz, Yankton Community (S.D.) Library; Tricia A. Segal, Fort Vancouver (Wash.) Regional Library; Lisa Whitley, Mount Laurel (N.J.) Public Library; and Aletheia Turner (Administrative Assistant), Hennepin County (Minn.) Public Library.

A list of the 2002 YALSA Selected Videos is available
online. The annotated list will appear on the YALSA Member's Only Web Site. For more information contact the YALSA Office by phone at 800-545-2433 x 4390 or e-mail,