CHICAGO — Amy Dickinson and Jillian Rudes have been selected to receive the 2022 Young Adult Services Symposium library worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The stipend will provide Dickinson and Rudes with up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses to attend the symposium, which will be held Nov. 4-6 in Baltimore, MD.
CHICAGO — Franklin Escobedo began his term as president of the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) in June 2022 and will remain active on the board for one year as past president in 2023. Escobedo has been supportive of the YA Librarians role in crisis intervention with teens in libraries and while also supporting YALSA's new strategic plan and commitment to equity, diverstiy and inclusion.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2022 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees. This year’s list of nominees features 25 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021.
The nominees are as follows:
* Denotes that a book is also available in e-book format.
CHICAGO — The American Library Association and its divisions support our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression.
CHICAGO — The Montrose Regional Library has been awarded the Baker & Taylor/Young Adult Library Service Association Collection Development Grant. The grant awards $1,000 for new materials to YALSA members who represent a public library and work directly with youth ages 12 to 18.
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Grace Hammond, media specialist at the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) in Delaware, Ohio, for her Work Smarter Boot Camp as the recipient of its 2022 Innovation in Teen Services Award. (https://www.ala.org/yalsa/innovation-teen-services-award)