YALSA Sponsors and Partners

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Corporate Sponsors

Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor distributes books, video and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers.  Each year they sponsor a conference travel grant for two YALSA members to go to the ALA Annual Conference as well as a collection development grant.


School Library Journal

SLJ reviews books, multimedia and technology for children and teens, and annually sponsors YALSA's Margaret Edwards Award


Foundations and Nonprofits

Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums

The Coalition's goal is to work in deliberate coordination across organizational boundaries to devise and strengthen sustainable Continuing Education and Professional Development programs that will transform the library, archives, and museum workforce in ways that lead to measurable impact on our nation’s communities. Learn more by reading the Coalition's Joint Strategy Folio (.pdf) or by visiting http://coalitiontoadvancelearning.org/

Connected Learning Research Network

The network’s research is geared towards understanding the opportunities and risks for learning afforded by today's changing media ecology, as well as building new learning environments that support effective learning and educational equity. Its work focuses on a model of learning -- connected learning -- that is socially connected, interest-driven, and oriented towards educational opportunity for all. More information on the Connected Learning Research Network is available at: clrn.dmlhub.net. More information on the MacArthur Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative can be found at: macfound.org/education.

Digital Learning Day/Alliance for Excellent Education

Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized educational experience. On the first Digital Learning Day, a majority of states, hundreds of school districts, thousands of teachers, and nearly 2 million students encouraged the innovative use of technology by trying something new, showcasing success, kicking off project-based learning, or focusing on how digital tools can help improve student outcomes.

Innovation Collaborative

The Innovation Collaborative promotes creativity and innovation in audiences of all ages and backgrounds by advancing knowledge and influencing education practice by creating platforms for advancing collaborations among the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

IMLS has previously funded YALSA's YA Forum project and is also funding YALSA's Future Ready with the Library project from 2016 - 2018, which will provide funds for YALSA and ARSL to train small, rural and tribal library staff in providing college and career readiness services for and with the middle schoolers in their communities. YALSA has also been involved with "Transforming Teen Services: a Train the Trainer Approach" from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. This effort brings together state library agency (SLA) youth consultants and front-line library staff for a robust training program.

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

IBBY is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together, and includes a U.S. section called the United States Board on Books for Young People. YALSA provides a member representative to serve on the USBBY Board.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. YALSA provides member representatives to serve on the Children & Young Adults and Literacy & Reading Sections.

ALA Partners


The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is a national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community.  YALSA and AASL participate in the Interdivisional Committee on School and Public Library Cooperation, along with ALSC. 


The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children's library service. ALSC's network includes more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults dedicated to creating a better future for children through libraries.  YALSA and ALSC co-administer the Odyssey Award and participate in the Interdivisional Committee on School and Public Library Cooperation, along with AASL. 

ALA Affiliates & Round Tables

ALA Editions

ALA Editions publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats.

ALA Graphics

ALA Graphics supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning, and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom, and 21st -century literacy. ALA Graphics is the unique source of the celebrity and character READ posters and related items. Additionally, ALA Graphics supports many ALA Divisions and Offices, including YALSA, ALSC, PIO, and OIF, through campaign partnerships that feature promotional materials for events such as Banned Books Week, National Library Week, Teen Read Week, Teen Tech Week, and Dia. ALA Graphics has established itself as the preferred source for promotional materials for librarians in all types of libraries, teachers, and other library and literacy advocates.


Booklist is the American Library Association's book review source, and sponsors YALSA's Printz Award each year. 

ALA Committee and Group Representatives

Each year YALSA selects member representatives to liaise with over 15 different ALA Committees and Groups.

Youth Council Caucus

YALSA participates in and supports the Youth Council Caucus is an informal group of ALA Councilors who work together to advance youth issues in ALA Council