Teen Read Week 2017
Excited for Teen Read Week 2017? This year’s Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 8th-14th. You can expect updates starting in April at teenreadweek.ning.com. So, don’t forget to sign up for an account to get the latest news, if you haven’t already.
Our Teen Book Finder Database was released last month! As the web version of our Teen Book Finder App, it’s the newest, easiest way to find all the winning books on YALSA’s book and media awards lists. And we’ll soon be updating it with 2017 titles. Check it out now!
Newest YALSA Resources
- STEAM Toolkit
- National Research Agenda
- New Re-Envisioning Teen Services Case Studies
- The Library’s Role in Protecting Teen Privacy: a YALSA Position Paper
- Reimagined Library Services for and with Teens Infographic
If you haven’t already, check out this position paper on the benefits of making your summer reading program a summerlearning program.
Save the Date! 2017 YA Services Symposium
YALSA’s 2017 YA Services Symposium will take place in Louisville, KY, November 3 -5, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Louisville with the theme of: Libraries: Helping All Teens Build a Better Future. Registration opens in April. Sign up for updates here. Two travel stipends are also available to help offset travel costs to the symposium. Apply by June 1.
YALSA’s Spring E-Course
Building Reflective Collections
3/20/2017 – 4/16/2017
$155 YALSA members/$215 nonmembers
“Julie did a great job presenting the material and letting us come up with our interpretations and how to make the ideas work for our community.” That’s just what one student said about this great course, which will give you the chance to not only explore building great teen collections, but will also discuss ways to learn about patrons — both users and “not-yet” users, in addition to assessing current collections. Learn more and register.
Young Adult Library Service Association
50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611