YALSA offers new discussion lists for teaching young adult literature and serving incarcerated teens

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn


Communications Specialist


312-280-2128


skuenn@ala.org
For Immediate Release


August 28, 2007



YALSA offers new discussion lists for teaching young adult


literature and serving incarcerated teens

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), created two new electronic discussion lists:



  • teachyal, which offers resources and discussion for those currently teaching children's and young adult literature. Library school students, teachers, librarians and others can discuss theory and practice as well as exchange ideas, syllabi and information.


  • yalsa-lockdown, which discusses issues unique to librarians serving incarcerated youth. The group will address issues such as working within several systems with differing values (probation, library, school departments, social services), issues of censorship within a structure that may or may not acknowledge ALA or guidelines, issues of providing services to youth with mental health issues, serious criminal charges and so on.

To subscribe to teachyal, yalsa-lockdown or YALSA’s other electronic discussion lists, visit
www.ala.org/yalsa and click on “Electronic Resources” followed by “Web sites and Electronic Discussion Lists.”

For 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail:
yalsa@ala.org.