New Issue of JRLYA: The summer issue of YALSA’s Journal of Research on Literacy and Young Adults posted this week! Check it out and read posters from the YALSA Research Committee’s session at ALA Annual Conference 2011 and Elizabeth Koehler’s article, “The Silent Message: Professional Journals’ Failure to Address LGBTQ Issues.” Read more at the JRLYA website, http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. Want to contribute to JRLYA? Contact Editor Sandra Hughes-Hassell at yalsaresearch@gmail.com

TeensTop TenEncourage Your Teens to Vote in the Teens’ Top Ten! Teens’ Top Ten voting is open online at www.ala.org/teenstopten! Want to encourage teens to vote? Embed the code between the brackets on your website, which includes the new Teens’ Top Ten logo:

[<a title=”Vote for Your Favorite Books in the Teens’ Top Ten!” href=”http://www.ala.org/teenstopten”><img alt=”Teens’ Top Ten” src=”http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teenreading/teenstopten/TeensTopTen_logo_web.gif”></a>]

Voting ends Sept. 15!

Read on to find out how to register for Teen Read Weekâ„¢ and enter your teens in the Teen Read Week photo contest, sign up for fall webinars on social media and QR codes and order new books and other products from YALSA!

Get Ready for Teen Read Weekâ„¢ Planning for Teen Read Week at your library? Visit the Teen Read Week website! You’ll find a ton of resources — from activity ideas to publicity tools — to help you get started. Be sure to register! All Teen Read Week registrants will receive a Best of the Best Resource pack, including bookmarks and spine labels, as well as a recording of an hour-long webinar on Teen Read Week, led by Elizabeth Saxton.

Teen Read Week Photo Contest Teens ages 13-18 can enter YALSA’s Teen Read Week photo contest! TRW 2011 Spokesperson Jay Asher will judge the contest, in which teens can make a visual representation of their favorite book and post it to Flickr through Oct. 31. Contest details, including a tag and an entry form, are available at www.ala.org/teenread.

Fall Webinar Registration Open Sign up now for YALSA’s September and October webinars! In September, join Linda Braun forTweet, Like, Link: Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Library, and in October, join Jennifer Velasquez for’ What Is That Thing? Making QR Codes Work for Your Library. Webinars are held the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern. Learn more and register at www.ala.org/yalsa/webinars. Registration costs’ $29 for students, $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals, and $195 for group registrations. YALSA’s group rate applies to a’ group of people that will watch the webinar together in one location.

New Books from YALSA Find guidance for your Teen Read Week plans in Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: The Best of YALS, edited by Megan Fink, and get ready for the school year with Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, edited by Angela Carstensen.

Save All Your Dates with the 2012 Printz Calendar Get your Michael L. Printz calendar in the ALA Store, featuring 12 years of Printz winners. Proceeds benefit the Friends of YALSA and support initiatives like Emerging Leaders and the Spectrum Scholarship.

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