Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: YALSA

Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: YALSA

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GROWING STRONG

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to advocate, promote, and strengthen service to young adults as part of the continuum of total library service, and to support those who provide service to this population

TEEN TECH AND READ WEEKS

YALSA will celebrate its third Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2009, with a theme of "Press Play @ your library." Registration is open through February 8 at www.ala.org/teentechweek, where you'll also find activity ideas, publicity, tools, and other resources for celebrating the many technologies available in your library and encouraging teens and parents to get connected.

Teen Read Week (TRW) will be October 18-24, 2009, with a theme of "Read Beyond Reality @ your library," chosen by nearly 1,000 teens in a nationwide poll. in 2008, 4,925 librarians and educators across the U.S. participated, encouraging teens to read for the fun of it. Learn more at www.ala.org/teenread. More than 8,000 votes were cast by teens for their favorite books during TRW 2008; Eclipse (Little, Brown) by Stephenie Meyer was chosen as the apex of the Teen's Top Ten.

SPECIAL EVENTS, OTHER ACTIVITIES

YALSA hosted its first. …

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