Registration open for YALSA’s summer online courses

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist

(312) 280-2128


For Immediate Release

May 13, 2008

Registration open for YALSA's summer courses

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), opened registration for three online courses this summer: “Reaching Teens with Gaming” (Beth Gallaway); “Making the Match: The Right Book with the Right Teen at the Right Time” (Teri Lesesne); and “Tech Tools for Teen Leadership” (Linda Braun).

All courses last six weeks and meet July 7-Aug. 18. To read course descriptions, please visit and click on “Online Courses.”

Registration for YALSA’s online courses is available at YALSA’s summer courses cost $149 for YALSA members, $195 for ALA members and $215 for nonmembers. Six-week courses are equivalent to one-and-one-half-day face-to-face workshops.

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, videos, and 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, at , or by phone at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390.