For immediate release | September 16, 2010

YALSA opens Table Talk applications for 2011 Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, will host a table talk session at the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 23–28, and is now accepting applications from presenters (Word doc). Applications are available at

YALSA’s Table Talk session is a full-length conference session consisting of mini-sessions covering new, engaging and timely topics of interest about teen library services. Applicants should propose a 15- to 20-minute session that they will repeat approximately two to four times during the table talk.
All topics related to teens, teen literature and library service to teens will be considered, although preference may be given to topics not otherwise being covered at ALA Annual 2011. Applicants may consider including posters or other visual tools in their session; strong consideration will be given to those applicants who include an interactive component in their proposal.
Proposals are due to Nichole Gilbert, YALSA program officer, by Oct. 29, 2010. Applications must be sent electronically to using the form available at Presenters will be notified of their status by Dec. 13. Questions should be directed to Gilbert at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 4387.
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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn