2022 YA Symposium

Participating Authors | Programs and Special Events | Registration | Sponsors  | Travel Stipend | FAQ | Hotel | Health & Safety



If you are interested in registering for the Symposium, you must now email the registration form to registration@ala.org Join us for a weekend full of YA education and networking.  

The Renaissance Harborplace Hotel is currently sold out for the Symposium weekend -  Nov. 4-6th.  If you haven't made a reservation, please look at other hotels in close proximity and keep checking back with the Renaissance. 


Thank you to the 2022 Symposium Sponsors!



The Program Agenda and Special Events outlines a great line up of Pre-Conference Courses, Symposium Sessions and Special Events that will be taking place. A list of participating authors is also available. 

The 2022 Symposium theme is Rediscovering our Charm: Supporting Teens and Each other in our Libraries. Celebrate the wonderful community of librarians at an event that captures the collaboration, excitement and innovation of what we do best! We will explore new ways to uplift and support both ourselves and our teens through services and stories. 

Join YALSA, library professionals and YA authors in Baltimore, the home of Margaret A. Edwards, as we come together to learn, share and honor her vision as a courageous champions of young adults.

2022 YA Services Symposium - Baltimore, MD

2022 YA Symposium Room Block Deadline is Oct. 10th!

YALSA’s 2022 YA Services Symposium will be held Nov. 4-6th at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Join us for a great weekend of networking, sharing, and learning in the Charm City, Baltimore!

Economical Travel to Baltimore 

  • BWI Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore. There is a light rail train located in the airport which goes directly downtown.  
  • Amtrak goes into Pennsylvania Station. It is less than 2 miles from the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel. 
  • Car - Baltimore is less than 4 hours from New York City, two hours from Philadelphia and one hour from Washington DC.

More information on the Symposium to come soon. Want updates? Sign up to receive updates here.  

Questions? Contact Carla Jamison at cjamison@ala.org

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YA Services 2022 Program