YALSA Products and Publications

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Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Outstanding Books for the College Bound downloadable pamphlets and posters can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinkers who will flourish at college. Each pamphlet can be customized to include library information, hours or teen specific programming before making copies available to patrons. Both black and white and color versions of all the resources are included in this digital download.

Teen Book Finder App

Find out more about YALSA's app, putting its award-winning books and media into a smartphone near you.



YALSA publishes a variety of books to aid librarians in their work, creating a complete picture of young adult library services, in both school and public libraries.

Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action

After a yearlong national forum, YALSA published this report in January 2014, which outlines the changes libraries need to make in order to better meet the needs of 21st century teens.

Transforming Library Services Through Continuing Education

After a year long national forum, published this report on May 31, which outlining priorities in continuing education for library staff on the topic of serving teens.

Young Adult Library Services (YALS)

Young Adult Library Services is the award-winning official journal of YALSA, and the preeminent journal on library servcies for and with teens. Articles showcase best and emerging practices, provide news from related fields, spotlight significant events of the organization and offer in-depth reviews of professional literature. YALS also serves as the official record of the organization.

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

YALSA's peer-reviewed, open-access online research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, publishes high-quality research on an ongoing basis.


Free, practical guides on a variety of topics written by and for front-line library staff.

YALSA Issue Briefs

These are written for policy makers, elected officials and others outside of the library community.  Use these as an advocacy tool.

YALSA Position Papers

These are written for library supervisors, administrators and trustees.  Share this with library leaders and colleagues to help them build an understanding of 21st century teen services.

YALSA's position papers are authoritative guides that make recommendations on important issues in teen librarianship.


YALSA E-News is a weekly e-newsletter for YALSA members, sent directly every Wednesday to their inbox. YALSA E-News offers the latest information on funding, continuing education, and volunteer opportunities, and more.

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YALSA is a subspecialty of the American Library Association, a 501c3 nonprofit.  All proceeds from the sale of YALSA products and publications go towards advancing YALSA's mission and towards supporting services for members.