Advanced registration open for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist



For Immediate Release

September 2, 2008

CHICAGO — Advanced registration begins Sept. 3 for the inaugural Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 7–9, at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Registrants will save more than 10 percent over onsite registration fees until advanced registration ends Oct. 3. Registration is available at

The symposium, funded in part by the William C. Morris Endowment, will take place biennially beginning this year. The 2008 theme is “How We Read Now.” The symposium begins with Picturing the Story: Teens Get Graphic @ your library, a preconference focusing on illustrated materials for teens, followed by two days of programs, poster sessions and receptions. Details, including a preliminary program, are available at by clicking on “Programs & Presentations.”

Housing is available for the symposium as well. To learn how to reserve your housing, please visit the Young Adult Literature Symposium wiki at

Advanced registration costs $245 for members of YALSA, the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians; $295 for ALA personal members; $350 for nonmembers; and $50 for students, who must be enrolled full time in a library and information science program. Registrants can attend the preconference for an additional $75.

For more than 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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,