YALSA to offer four online courses

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist, YALSA

(312) 280-2128


For Immediate Release,

January 8, 2008

YALSA to offer four online courses

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering four online courses this winter: "Boys and Books: Encouraging Early Teen and Tween Boys to Read" (instructor: Jenine Lillian); "Pain in the Brain: Adolescent Development and Library Behavior" (instructor: Beth Gallaway); "Power Programming for Teens" (instructor: Amy Alessio); and "Tech Tools for Teen Leadership" (instructor: Linda Braun).

All courses meet Feb. 4-29, except Tech Tools for Teen Leadership, a six-week course that runs until March 4. To learn more about YALSA's e-courses, see course descriptions or learn about licensing a YALSA e-course for your library or facility, please visit the Online Course Web page at

Registration for YALSA's online courses is available online until Jan. 23 at
www.ala.org/yalsa. The cost for the four-week courses is $135 for YALSA members, $175 for ALA members and $195 for non members. Six-week courses cost $149 for YALSA members, $195 for ALA members and $215 for nonmembers. Four-week courses are the equivalent of a one-day face-to-face workshop, and six-week courses are equivalent to one-and-one-half-day face-to-face workshops. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Contact Beth Yoke at
byoke@ala.org or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4391, for more information.

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