YALSA opens Young Adult Literature Symposium housing, announces registration rates

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist, YALSA

(312) 280-2128


For Immediate Release,

February 19, 2008

YALSA opens Young Adult Literature Symposium housing, announces registration rates

CHICAGO -The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), opened housing requests and listed its registration rates for the inaugural Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 7-9 at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Registration opens May 1, with special early bird pricing available until Sept. 1 and advance registration from Sept. 2 to Oct. 3.

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.” It will begin with a preconference focusing on illustrated materials for teens, including comic books, graphic novels, graphic nonfiction, manga and anime. Programs at the symposium will showcase a wide variety of topics within young adult literature and librarianship.

Hotel rooms for the symposium will cost $119 and can be reserved by phone, fax or online. Early bird registration costs $195 for YALSA members, as well as members of the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Association of School Librarians; $245 for ALA personal members; $300 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.

To find out how to reserve a hotel room and see the full list of registration rates, including advanced and onsite registration, visit www.ala.org/yalitsymposium.

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 www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.