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Welcome to September's YA Forum where we'll discuss the issue of eContent and Teen Services.  Sarah Sogigian, Advisor  for Youth Services for the Massachusetts  Library System, is our moderator for this month's discussion. To kick off our week's discussion, we're wondering, what kinds of professional development on eContent would help you be better prepared for the constant changes in technology in our world?

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Discussion YALSA Member Survey

by Joy Kim on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

YALSA Members:

This is a friendly reminder that the 2014 YALSA Membership Survey closes this Wednesday, September 17. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey online. Your input and ideas will be used in developing YALSA's next Strategic Plan.

Thanks for advance for your feedback!

Joy Kim,
on behalf of the YALSA Strategic Planning Task Force

Event 20 Programs Under $20

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

With budgets for programming being cut all over the country, creating quality teen programming can be challenging, but not impossible. This program will detail twenty programs that cost twenty dollars or less, and can be easily executed at any library. Outlines for each program will be available for all participants, and audience members will be able to try out some of the program activities themselves. Presenter: Pamela Jayne

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Event Summer Reading Update (ALSC, PLA, YALSA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Join the Association for Library Service to Children, the Public Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association for an update on summer reading. This session will include an update on the progress of YALSA’s two minigrants made possible through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The minigrants support the implementation of innovative summer reading programs for teens, especially to underserved teen populations and funding for libraries to train and use teens as interns to provide support during libraries’ summer reading programs.

Join the Association for Library Service to Children, the Public Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association for an update on summer reading. This session will include an update on the progress of YALSA’s two minigrants made possible through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The minigrants support the implementation of innovative summer reading programs for teens, especially to underserved teen populations and funding for libraries to train and use teens as interns to provide support during libraries’ summer reading programs. PLA will provide an overview about their IMLS-funded pilot research and design of a national digital summer reading (NDSR) program website application (app). Finally, ALSC will provide information on the latest summer reading resources and tools, including taking your summer reading program online.

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Event ALA Youth Media Awards

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

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Event Research on Teens and Libraries Panel

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

This session will feature speakers from the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Youth Services SIG sharing "lightning talks" on their current research in YA library services and resources. Following the brief talks, participants will gather in break-out groups with the speakers to discuss the research as it relates to YALSA's Research Agenda and related YA topics, and the session will conclude with a group debriefing.

This session will feature speakers from the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Youth Services SIG sharing "lightning talks" on their current research in YA library services and resources. Following the brief talks, participants will gather in break-out groups with the speakers to discuss the research as it relates to YALSA's Research Agenda and related YA topics, and the session will conclude with a group debriefing. This format follows the Research Forum of the 2012 Midwinter Meeting, and we're looking forward to the contributions and participation of YALSA members this year.

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Event Morris and Nonfiction Award Presentation

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Come to this free event and help YALSA celebrate the 2013 honorees and winners for the Morris Award and YA Nonfiction Award! Enjoy coffee, tea and danish and listen to the winners and finalists speak about their honored titles. After the speeches, mingle with the authors and pick up free copies of their books. The Morris finalists and Nonfiction finalists will be announced the first week of December.

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Event Joint Member Reception (ALSC / YALSA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This reception is for all members of ALSC and YALSA. Come here to unwind, mingle with peers and enjoy light hors d'oevres as well as a cash bar

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Event Digital Badges Update: A New Way to Learn & Show What you Know

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This session will provide an update regarding YALSA's Badges for Librarians project, which will create free, online continuing education opportunities based on YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/yacompetencies2010). Individuals who successfully complete the online learning experiences will earn digital badges to display on their virtual resumes, Facebook pages, etc.

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Event Coffee with the Candidates (YALSA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Meet and mingle with the candidates who are on the ballot for the 2013 election, including President-Elect and Board of Directors at Large. Candidates will have the opportunity to talk about why they want to serve on YALSA's Board of Directors and attendees will have the chance to mingle with the candidates and ask questions. Coffee and door prizes.

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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.

Learn more about YALSA on the ALA website.

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