ALA Midwinter 2012: Francey Harris Tells Us About the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Check out my interview with my friend and fellow librarian Francey Harris!  Francey Harris of YALSA talks about the http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products&publications/yalsapubs/jrlya/journal . I was impressed by their focus on multiple literacies and the open source, participatory nature of the journal.

Register and Plan for Teen Read Week 2009

Now is the time to start thinking about Teen Read Week 2009!  You can register your library and check out all the amazing resources/planning tools!  Surf over to http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2009/home.cfm to get started!

YALSA Announces 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

We know our students are always great a great resource for knowing the latest and greatest in the world of graphic novels, but if you are looking for recommendations from your fellow librarians, then take a look at the new 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list from YALSA!

YALSA Teen Tech Week Wiki


Teen Tech Week – YALSA via kwout

If you are like me and trying to figure out what cool and innovative activities to plan for Teen Tech Week (yes, I should have thought before now!!!), then check out the fab YALSA Teen Tech Week Wiki.  Here you will find ideas for promoting Teen Tech Week 2009 and resources that you can download.

What are you and your library doing for Teen Tech Week 2009?

Looking Ahead: Teen Read Week October 2008!

Information for Teen Read Week 2008 is now available from YALSA!  This year’s theme is “Books with Bite”—how delicious!  :-)  Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 12–18, so now is the time to start planning ahead!

One terrific resource is the Teen Read Week 2008 Wiki!  This wiki is truly a gold mine of ideas and resources for celebrating Teen Read Week and ways to incorporate the theme, “Books with Bite”, into your festivities! 


Teen Read Week – YALSA

 Another fabulous resource is the Programming Ideas page at http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2008/activities/index.cfm. Here you can read more about ways to incorporate podcasts, tech programs, a fim festival, a taste test, display contests, and more for your week of celebrations!

If you are a librarian, go to http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2008/registration/index.cfm to register now!  There are some great incentives for the first 100 registrants, including the following:

2008 Registration Incentives

  1. The first 100 registrants to sign up for YALSA’s Teen Read Week will receive a free, unabridged young adult audiobook compliments of Teen Read Week Promotional Partner Listening Library. Teens at your library will enjoy hearing their favorites novels come to life on audio.
  2. All new regular members of YALSA who join through the Teen Read Week Web site will receive two free paperbacks courtesy Promotional Partner Scholastic.
  3. The first 4,000 registrants will receive one free paperback from Galaxy’s Golden Age series, courtesy Promotional Partner Galaxy Press.
  4. Register by midnight on July 14 and you could win a free copy of Breaking Dawn, the latest entry in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, courtesy Promotional Partner Hachette Book Group USA/Little, Brown & Co. On July 15, we’ll select 200 registrants at random.
  5. Twenty-five registrants will be chosen at random to receive a complete set of titles from Zest Books (about fifteen books total). The drawing will be held on Mon. Sept. 15, 2008.
  6. One lucky registrant will win alibrary of Mirrorstone titles, approximate value $500 and based on availability. Five runner ups will win an autographed copy each of Sucks to Be Me and The Stowaway. The drawing will be held on Mon. Sept. 15, 2008.
  7. All registrants can download YALSA’s pocket-sized, illustrated Books with Bite Recommended Reading Pamphlet, full of recommended titles drawn from YALSA’s awards and booklists and annotated by YALSA’s Teen Read Week committee. These trifold pamphlets can be printed on 8.5 x 11″ paper, cut to size, and then handed out to teens by the dozens.