Registration opens Dec. 10 for YALSA’s winter online courses

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist



For Immediate Release

December 16, 2008

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), opened registration for three online courses in Winter 2009: “Booktalks Quick and Simple” (Nancy Keane); “Boys and Books: Encouraging Early Teen and Tween Boys to Read” (Jenine Lillian) and “Power Programming for Teens” (Amy Alessio).

All of YALSA’s Winter 2009 meet for four weeks. Courses begin Feb. 9. To read course descriptions, please visit and click on “Online Courses.”

Registration for YALSA’s online courses is available at starting Dec. 10. Four-week courses cost $135 for YALSA members, $175 for ALA members and $195 for nonmembers.

Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, and all YALSA e-courses are available for licensing; contact Beth Yoke at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4391, for more information.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videosand audiobooks for teens. For more information about these awards or for additional lists of recommended reading, go to . For more information about YALSA, please contact us via e-mail, , or by phone, at 1 (800) 545-2433 ext. 4390.