Registration now open for YALSA’s summer online courses

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist

(312) 280-2128


For Immediate Release

April 14, 2009

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will offer two online courses this summer: Beyond Booklists: Serving Today’s Diverse Teens (taught by Jennifer Velasquez); and Pain in the Brain: Adolescent Development and Library Behavior (taught by Beth Gallaway).

Both classes meet for four weeks, running from June 1–26. To read course descriptions, please visit and click on “Online Courses.”

Registration for YALSA’s online courses is available at now, ending May 26. Four-week courses cost $135 for YALSA members and students, $175 for ALA members and $195 for nonmembers.Â

Discounts are available for groups of 10 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,, or by phone, at 1 –(800) 545-2433, ext. 4390.