We look forward to seeing you at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC, June 23-28, 2022! The complete Conference Scheduler is now live. Please access all of the YALSA events here.
Booklist and YALSA Present: The 2022 Michael L. Printz Awards
Friday, June 24, 2022 8:00 -10:00 pm
Come and listen to the 2022 Michael L. Printz award-winning author, Angeline Boulley and the honor book authors (Angie Thomas, Malinda Lo, Kekla Magoon and Lisa Fipps) speak about their writing. A reception will follow immediately, The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist Magazine.
Individual tickets are available for purchase through ALA Conference registration at https://2022.alaannual.org/. The cost is $39 for YALSA Members; $45 Non-YALSA Members.
Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:00-10:00 am
Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s four annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's six literary awards. Attendees will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive to talk about their upcoming book!
List of Participating Authors: Darcie Little Badger, Maya Prasad, Francesca Padilla, Marcia Argueta Mickelson, Malinda Lo, Lisa Fipps, Kyle Lukoff, Laeken Zea Kemp, Vincent Tirado, Alda Dobbs, Angeline Boulley, Cory Anderson, Jenn Woodall, Jarrett Melendez, Stan Stanley, Ebony LaDelle, Maia Kobabe, Yamile Saied Mendez, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota, Tim Grove and Diana Peterfreund
Individual tickets are available for purchase through ALA Conference registration at https://2022.alaannual.org/. $25 Advanced tickets for YALSA Members; $30 Non-YALSA Members. Tickets will go up $5 onsite.
YALSA/YOUmedia Meet and Greet
Sunday, June 26, 2022 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Busboys and Poets at 14th & V
YALSA and YOUmedia would like to invite you to a jointly hosted a meet-and-greet and cohort building event. Curious about meeting people who are interested in nationwide, frontline collaboration on topics such as teen mental health, digital inclusion, equity, diversity and inclusion work, climate change, connected learning principles?
Over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and we’ll supply the snacks, you will be meeting and attending a mini-unconference of exercises and conversations to jumpstart opportunities for productive collaborations, professional development opportunities and community building. We want you to bring your day-to-day work and put yourself into building the change needed in your communities.
YALSA's President's Program: Giving library workers tools to re-build youth social capital and honoring collective care while helping support the new YALSA Strategic Plan
Monday, June 27, 2022 10:30am – 11:30am
YALSA's outgoing President, Kelly Czarnecki will share the highlights of her presidential theme - Giving library workers tools to re-build youth social capital and honoring collective care while helping support the new YALSA Strategic Plan. Members of the YALSA Presidential Task Force will participate in a panel discussion. There will be an interactive opportunity where attendees will be invited to crowdsource ideas on programming for teens that build social capital. There will be breakout areas in the room for attendees to be in smaller groups to ask more in-depth questions on services and programs that will contribute toward re-building teen social capital.
YALSA Education Programs at ALA Annual
Learn more about YALSA Education Programs at ALA Annual Conference this year!