Join YALSA with LIVE streaming video of all the YMA announcement, presented jointly by the YALSA Blog and The Hub. Along with the video, we’ll also be offering quick polls and pulling Twitter hashtags like #printz and #alexawards. You can log in to the live session with your Twitter, Facebook, MySpace or OpenID username (which will include your avatar), or just jump right in.

YALSA Blog manager mk Eagle (username pandanose) will be offering transcriptions of all the announcements, with live video from The Hub blogger Jessica Pryde. Coverage begins at 7:30 central on Monday, January 23.

Here’s your chance to win $500 for your pocket and another $500 for your library!’  YALSA members are eligible to apply for this award recognizing an outstanding reading or literature program for young adults.

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This year will be my first to attend the Margaret A. Edwards luncheon at the ALA conference. I’ve heard nothing but positive remarks from attendees of past Margaret A. Edwards luncheons and this is one not to miss! I’m really looking forward to hearing Lois Lowry present. She’s one of those people on my list, that if I have the opportunity to attend a presentation for in my lifetime, to definitely make a point to do so. The Margaret A. Edwards award “honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, that have been popular over a period of time. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.”
What better book than ‘the Giver’ to be honored for which no doubt, will remain timely for teens throughout generations. Read it (or re-read it) on the plane ride over if you can!
The luncheon will take place on Saturday, 12pm-2pm on June 23rd.