Young Adult Library Services, Collections, and Programs

Professional Resources


American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
The YALSA web page includes links to awards for young adult literature, grants for young adult programs, information about Teen Read Week, and annotated lists of best books, DVD's and videos, and audio books for young adults. www.ala.org/yalsa/
Connecting Young Adults and Libraries
Patrick Jones' comprehensive web sites includes links to public library web pages for young adults, teen summer reading club web pages, information about young adult programs, resources, services, and grant opportunities, information about Patrick Jones' workshops, presentations, and publications, and much more. www.connectingya.com
High School Hub
A comprehensive portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. http://highschoolhub.org/hub/hub.cfm
Internet Public Library's Teen Division
Links to fun and educational sites for teens. www.ipl.org/teen/
Teen Read Week
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teen Read Week web page features a wealth of teen programming ideas and resources. http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Teen_Read_Week
Texas Library Association Young Adult Round Table (YART)
This web site features the titles on the Lone Star Reading List and the Tayshas High School Reading List. www.txla.org/groups/yart/yart.html
YALSA Gaming Lists and Activities
http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Gaming_Lists_%26_Activities
This YALSA web page includes a top 50 list of games and activities. It also includes the content for a brochure entitled Why Gaming @ your library which includes discussion of why libraries should be involved with teens in virtual communities.
YALSA Teen Tech Week
http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Teen_Tech_Week
The first annual Teen Tech Week was celebrated for the first time March 4-10, 2007. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative by YALSA aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries. The "Activities" section of the web page has some great ideas for going virtual at your library.
YALSA Wiki
Features great information for teen librarians, including a list of professional development opportunities. http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Main_Page

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