Young Adult Library Services

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall

Apply for More Than $35,000 in Grants and Awards from YALSA
Deadline: Dec. 1 More than $35,000 worth of grants and awards are available to YALSA members. The deadline to apply for the following grants and awards is December 1, 2009. To learn more, visit www.ala.org/yalsa, and click on "Awards and Grants."...
Connect Troubled Teens with the Power of Reading: Great Stories CLUB Applications Open through November 2
ALA's Public Programs Office and YALSA are now accepting applications for the next round of Great Stories CLUB grants. Electronic applications for the reading and discussion series will be accepted through Nov. 2 at www.ala.org/greatstories. Funding...
Crafting Cheap and Successful Teen Programs
The reasons for programming on the cheap are not new to this economic downturn; they have existed in libraries for years. Small libraries with little or no budget for programming as well as fledgling teen and YA librarians just starting out have been...
Defending the YA Budget: One Library's Experience
All across the country libraries are facing severe budget cuts caused by the downturn in the economy and political priorities for reducing funds. At Harford County Public Library, our budget was reduced by 10 percent for fiscal year 2010, a combination...
Easy on the Eyes: Large Print Books for Teens
Large-print books--those are for when you get older! Teenagers are lucky--they don't have to worry about small newspaper print or hard-to-read menus. Except, some do! Teenagers with low vision or reading disabilities and those who are reluctant readers...
Expert Advice on Tough Teen Services Questions
Wonder what the experts would do? This is the place to ask the tough questions that library students and new librarians have about working with teens. The experts who answer are YALSA members and YALS readers who have learned through experience and...
From the Editor
First, I would like to introduce myself. I am the new Editor-in-Chief of YALS. I have been a YALSA member for 20 years, and YALSA has been a critical part of my professional life. I have been on numerous YALSA committees, both selection and process,...
Get a Job!
Are you looking for a library job? Are you a new graduate, a laid-off library worker, or a midcareer librarian looking for upward mobility? Be sure to check out a new ALA web site, "Get a Job! ALA's Toolkit for Getting a Job in a Tough Economy," at...
Guidelines for Library Services for Young Adults
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) recently published a revised version of its Guidelines for Library Services for Young Adults. The process of constructing international guidelines was sometimes hard, sometimes...
It Takes Two: School and Public Libraries, Partnerships That Can Work!
When it comes to schools and libraries, the economy is always a factor. It becomes even more pervasive, however, in our present state of affairs. Librarians are being asked to reevaluate, tighten the belt, and cut back. Moreover, there is an immense...
Library Outreach to Foster Teens
MY interest in working with foster youth began when I was working at Boston Public Library and volunteered as a mentor with an organization called The Home for Little Wanderers (THLW). This organization provides services to children and families through...
Making the Best of It: YA Librarians Share How They're Coping in a Tough Economy
How often during the day do you hear talk about the economy? The topic is the focus of many people these days, and it doesn't look as if it will change much for a while. As the country tries to bolster itself to get through financial hardship, libraries...
No Staff, No Money, What to Do?!?!?! Improving Teen Services in Hard Economic Times
The room is hushed. You could hear a pin drop. San Francisco Bay Area Young Adult (BAYA) librarians are meeting, and we have come to the part of our meeting dedicated to discussing budget cuts. I ask our members to share their situations with the rest...
Register for Midwinter Meeting
Join YALSA January 15-19 in Boston YALSA has big plans for Boston--and we want them to include you! The ALA Midwinter Meeting will take place January 15-19, 2010 in Boston. Register by December 4 at www.ala.org/midwinter to save up to $25 over onsite...
Risky Business
If you met someone at a party and told them you were a teen librarian, it's not very likely that their response would be, "Sounds like a risky business to be involved in." YALSA knows risk well. If you look back on the division's more than 50-year...
Sticks, Stones, and Words Can Hurt You: Antibullying Resources
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. --Elie Wiesel, 1986 Noble Peace Prize acceptance speech What if you went to school tomorrow and your fellow students physically...
YALSA Grants and Awards
Each year, YALSA distributes more an $35,000 in awards and grants. These go directly to YALSA member librarians and they are all awarded by juries and committees comprised of YALSA members. Some of these award winners were honored at the YALSA Membership...
YALSA Membership Engagement Survey Results
The Young Adult Library Services Association is the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association but how is YALSA doing in terms of supporting and engaging its constituents? In conjunction with YALSA immediate past-president Sarah Debraski's...
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