Applications due Jan. 4 for YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium stipends


Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist



For Immediate Release

December 22, 2009

CHICAGO — Librarians and SLIS students could win a stipend for up to $1,000 to cover travel to the next Young Adult Literature Symposium in Albuquerque, N.M., Nov. 5-7, 2010, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

YALSA will award two stipends of up to $1,000 to a YALSA member to use toward registration and travel to the 2010 symposium. One stipend will support a YALSA member who works directly with young adults with one to 10 years’ experience; the other will support a YALSA member seeking a library science degree in an ALA-accredited master’s program (the student must be enrolled in library school at the time of the symposium).

Applications can be downloaded at and must be sent electronically to by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Jan. 4, 2010. Applicants will be notified of their status in March 2010. Questions can be sent to Nichole Gilbert,, or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4887.

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