Latest news from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Teen Book Finder Database

Have you heard about YALSA’s Teen Book Finder Database? It’s the newest and easiest way to check out YALSA’s book and media award winners from past years. This free resource is searchable by award, list name, year, author, genre, and more. Users can create customizable and printable lists and even locate books in nearby libraries. The database will eventually replace our book and media list pages on our website. Check it out here!

New 2017 Selected Booklists!

Have you checked out our newest booklists? They’re all available now!

Beginning this month, Amazing Audiobooks, Quick Picks and Popular Paperbacks are being transitioned over to The Hub. More details on this transition can be found here. These are the only selected lists that will be changing in 2017.

Professional Tools Page

Have you visited YALSA’s Professional Tools page? It has lots of helpful resources broken down into sections that help Youth/Teen Librarians serve to the best of their ability. It includes advocacy and online resources, handouts and more, including a new position paper regarding the library’s role in protecting teens’ privacy.

New Case Studies!

Check out our case studies document: Real-World Examples of How Libraries are Re-Envisioning Teen Services.  The 4 new case studies are based on the ideas and recommendations in the report The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action. The full document and supplemental resources can also be found there.

Teens First Infographic

YALSA, in the report Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action, calls for a shift in the way libraries handle teen and youth services. This page displays an infographic with an overview and description of specific results shown in teens when library services are re-envisioned with teens themselves and for them in mind.

Save the Date!

Last but not least! The 2017 YALSA Young Adult Services Symposium is coming up on November 3-5. Don’t forget!

Taylor Crossley

Communications Assistant

Young Adult Library Service Association

50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611