Last Chance! Teen Tech Week registration ends Monday! Register now at When you register, you’ll be able to download a free webinar from YALSA (it’s on the same page as the logo.) After you register, check out the resources on the site, including programming ideas and publicity tools. Get ready to Mix & Mash @ your library, March 6-12!

New YALSA White Paper YALSA’s Board of Directors recently approved a new white paper: The Importance of a Whole Library Approach to Public Library Young Adult Services: A YALSA Issue Paper. Check it out!

Registration now open for YALSA’s Annual Precons! Registration is now open for YALSA’s two half-day Annual Preconferences: Give Them What They Want: Reaching Reluctant YA Readers (featuring YA authors Walter Dean Myers, Chris Grabenstein and Julie Halpern) and The Nuts & Bolts of Serving Teens: Practical Tips for the Library Generalist or New YA Librarian. Both preconferences take place 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. on June 24 and cost $129. Learn more at the YALSA Wiki and register online at You do not have to register for ALA Annual Conference to attend either session.

Promote The Best of the Best @ your library Promote YALSA’s Top Ten books for 2011 and all our award winners with amazing tools at ! Download customizable bookmarks, logos and more, celebrating the best in teen reading this year.

Upcoming Webinars Learn about the latest trends in teen services! YALSA’s upcoming webinars include Homework Help Programs (Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Eastern) and the YA Librarian of Many Hats (March 17, 2 p.m. Eastern). Learn more.

After the jump, find out how you can edit one of YALSA’s journals, apply to host a research poster session at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, or apply for a $1,000 Dollar General summer reading grant!

Help Wanted YALSA is currently seeking an editor for its two journals: The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults and Young Adult Library Services. Applications for both positions are due March 1. Learn more about the JRLYA editor search and the YALS editor search, including how to apply. Questions? Contact Stephanie Kuenn at

Host a Poster Session or Table Talk at ALA Annual YALSA is seeking proposals for Research Poster Sessions at ALA Annual! More details and applications are available online at the’  Research Committee Poster Session webpage. Applications are due Feb. 15.

Win $1K for Your Library’s Summer Reading Program! With funding from Dollar General, YALSA is distributing 20, $1,000 grants for summer reading programs aimed at teens. Applications are due March 1. To be eligible, you must be a YALSA member with a Dollar General store in your state. Learn more and apply at the Dollar General Summer Reading Grant homepage.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

2 Thoughts on “YALSA Update: TTW Registration, New YALSA White Paper & More

  1. Is there more information available about the YA Librarian of Many Hats webinar? The title sounds interesting, but I’d like to know more before registering. Thanks!

  2. I know this is late, but I wanted to let you know we have a full description up at if you want to check it out!

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