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Join or Renew YALSA

Invest in your career or show your support for library services to teens and join YALSA!  YALSA is a division of the American Library Association, and YALSA's goal is to make all libraries awesome for teens! Here's a quick snapshot of how we do that.  YALSA/ALA dues start at $65 per year, and everyone is welcome to join.  Contact Letitia Smith to see what discounted dues rates you may be eligible for: or 312.280.4390

Get Involved

YALSA has dozens of ways for members and supporters to get involved, including many virtual participation options.  Whether you choose to volunteer to gain leadership experience, give back to the profession, or build ties with other members, YALSA relies on you to help support the association and make a positive difference in serving teens through libraries.  Watch a free video on getting involved in YALSA and making the most of your membership, featuring members Jack Martin and Kate McNair.

Member Awards and Grants

Each year YALSA offers more than $205,000 in grants and awards to members and sponsors two Spectrum Scholars and an Emerging Leader,  via funds provided by Friends of YALSA. YALSA members are also eligible for scholarships, awards and grants from the American Library Association.


Find information about the current board members, board meetings, governing documents, how to get involved in governance, and more.


Looking for a  volunteer form, reimbursement forms, chair and team lead resources, policies or other YALSA organizational information? Find it in the handbook!

Members' Only

This section is a member benefit that gives YALSA members access to members-only content, including all 40+ recorded webinars. Access requires YALSA membership and your ALA username and password.  Contact Letitia Smith if you have questions or trouble accessing the space: or 312.280.4390