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YALS Dates and Deadlines

NH Teen Video Challenge Deadline
Video entries for the 2014 CSLP NH Teen Video Challenge must be received by February 14.

Flume Award Committee:
The Flume Award Committee will meet on Monday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. to choose ten titles for the 2015 Flume Award list. The meeting will be held at Manchester West High School.

YALS Meeting:
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27 at Tracy Memorial Library, New London.
9:30 a.m. refreshments, 10:00 meeting

2014 Flume Award Voting Deadline:
The voting deadline for the 2014 Flume Award is April 18th.
(ballot will be available soon).

CSLP Webinar:
The editor for the CSLP manuals, Patti Sinclair, will be conducting a webinar offering planning and program tips. This one-hour webinar will be offered on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. CST (2:00 p.m. EST) and will highlight the Teen program.
Registration and more information can be found here: http://shopcslp.com/cslp/pages/webinars

2014 Summer Reading Manuals

Don’t have your 2014 Summer Reading Program manual yet?
Send a van slip to Ann Hoey, with your Van Stop and Library name, and she’ll send you a manual.
Here’s how to customize your van slip:
Open the attachment, save it to your desktop, add your information, save it, and attach it to an email to Ann.

YALS 2013 Fall Conference

Please put Thursday, September 26, 2013 on your calendar!  That’s the date for the YALS Conference, which will be held at the Portsmouth Public Library.  With great programs of interest to teen librarians, the conference will feature a special presentation by YALSA President-Elect, Chris Shoemaker.  Join your colleagues for this special event.

Look for the registration and conference information on the YALS website by the end of July.

Ann

Young Adult Library Services (YALS) 2011 Annual Report

YALS officers for 2010-2011 were: Amy Friedman, Hudson (President), Sharon Taylor, Greenland (Vice President), Alex Estabrook, Merrimack (Treasurer), Kate Norton, Manchester (Secretary), and Lisa Houde, Rye (Past President)

The YALS officers for 2011-2012 are Letty Goerner, Henniker, (President),  Kirsten Corbett, Hampton (Vice-President), Alex Estabrook, Merrimack (Treasurer), Kate Norton, Manchester (Secretary),. Amy Friedman, Hudson (Past President)

There are currently 50 YALS Members.

YALS planned a number of programs for the NHLA conference in May including presentations on the nominees for the Flume: NH Teen Reader’s Choice Award and Isinglass Awards, Internet Safety & Youth Today, Including and Serving Patrons with Autism and Asberger’s (with CHILIS), Teen Volunteers in the Library: and a Teen Programming Roundtable.

There are two book awards chosen by young adults in NH. The Isinglass award for middle school readers and the Flume Award for high school readers. The 2011 Isinglass award went to “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner and the 2011 Flume award went to “Paper Towns” by John Green.

The Young Adult summer reading theme from the Collaborative Summer Library Program was World Culture/Travel and the YA slogan was “Your are Here”.

The first YALS mini-conference was held on September 29 at the Lane Library in Hampton. Guest presenters were Beth Gallaway from the Haverhill, MA Public Library, who spoke about teen book discussion books and Bobbi Slossar from the State Library who talked about teens and technology specifically how to deal with mobile devices (IPods, cell phones, etc), how to integrate technology into library service, how to promote programs with technology, pros and cons of various devices including cost and promoting Ereaders. Author Jo Knowles was the luncheon speaker. There was a YALS business meeting in the afternoon. Fifty-five people attended the conference.

Submitted by: Amy Friedman, President YALS 2010-2011

Teen Video Challenge

The Young Adult Librarians of NH (YALS) are sponsoring a 2011 Teen Video Challenge promoting the Teen Summer Reading Program theme “You are Here.”  Check out the YALS website for more information.

You Are Here

Win $500 and an additional $500 for your library with the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

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.  If you have created an exceptional reading or literature program in the 12 months before December 1st consider applying for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens.  The MAE Award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.  The winner receives $500 and additional $500 for their library. 

Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/mae.cfm and emailed to Nichole Gilbert at ngilbert@ala.org by December 1. 

Not a member of YALSA?  It’s not too late to join.   Please note that it may take up to 2 months for new memberships to be fully processed.  New members should send a copy of their membership application with the grant application.

For questions, contact Bailey Ortiz at bailey.ortiz@yahoo.com.

Reward yourself for bringing young adults and books together and encouraging the development of life-long reading habits.  Apply today! 

2011 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant

2011 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering the Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant for 2011.  This grant of $1000 provides seed money for small-scale projects that will encourage research that responds to the YALSA Research Agenda.

Details regarding the applications for the 2011 Frances Henne YALSA/VOYA Research Grant are available from the YALSA Web site at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/franceshenne.cfm  Applications for the grant are due in the YALSA Office by December 1, 2010.

For more information please contact us via e-mail, yalsa@ala.org; or by phone: 800-545-2433 x 4387.

YALSA is coming to Boston

I was asked by YALSA to post so here it goes. It’s kind of long…

YALSA is coming to Boston! In addition to our special events at ALA Midwinter Meeting (see them all at http://bit.ly/yalsamw2010), we have two pre-Midwinter events on Friday, Jan. 15 that you can attend without registering for Midwinter.

Libraries 3.0: Teen Edition: Join YALSA from 9-4:30 p.m on Jan. 15 to learn how you can take advantage of free online tools and social networking options to enhance and expand the services for teens, discover strategies to gain funding for technology initiatives and buy-in from administrators, and hear speakers like Stacy Aldrich (futurist & acting California State Librarian), Cory Doctorow (BoingBoing.net, Little Brother), Laura Pearle, Wendy Stephens, and Buffy Hamilton. Lunch included! Libraries 3.0 costs $195 for YALSA members, $235 for ALA members, and $285 for nonmembers. Full details on this event, and all of YALSA’s plans for Midwinter, are available online at http://bit.ly/yalsamw2010.

Games, Gadgets & Gurus: Join us from 8-10 p.m. on Jan. 15! Spend a fun evening networking with colleagues and learning new skills to take back to your library! Come play games – both board and video; demo gadgets like e-readers, mobile phones, digital audio recorders, video cameras and the latest software; and take advantage of the opportunity chat one-on-one with a tech guru. Other participants include Galaxy Press, PBS’ Digital Nation, and Tutor.com. Mingle with colleagues! Enjoy some refreshments! Play with neat tech toys! And go home with great swag! Tickets cost $40; full details online at http://bit.ly/yalsamw2010.

Sign up for both and save! Tickets for both cost $215 for YALSA members, students and retirees; $255 for ALA members; $300 for nonmembers.

If you have already registered and would like to add this special event to your registration, you have two options: (1) By phone: Call ALA Registration at 1-800-974-3084 and ask to add a workshop to your existing registration; (2) Online: Add an event to your existing registration by clicking on this link. Use your log in and password to access your existing Annual registration and add events in the “Your Events” section (screen 6). Then simply check out and pay for the events you have added.

To register only for the "Libraries 3.0: Teen Edition" Midwinter Institute, and/or Games, Gadgets & Gurus, please fill out the form at http://bit.ly/mwregform (skip Section I) and either mail or fax it to 800-521-6017 or mail it to: ALA Registration and Housing Headquarters
568 Atrium Dr.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Questions? Contact us at yalsa@ala.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390. Hope to see you in Boston!

Stephanie (Stevie) Kuenn
Communications Specialist
Young Adult Library Services Association
skuenn@ala.org

v: 312.280.2128
f: 312.280-5276

Check out YALSA’s new book, Cool Teen Programs for under $100, edited by Jenine Lillian
http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=2757

Teen Program Award from YALSA

For those of you working with teens here’s your chance to be handsomely rewarded. I know many of you are producing some great teen programs and you deserve to be recognized. If the award below doesn’t pertain to you, be sure to browse the YALSA grant website ( http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awards&grants) to see if something else is better suited to your situation.

From YALSA:

Win $500 and an additional $500 for your library with the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens

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.  If you have created an exceptional reading or literature program in the 12 months before December 1st consider applying for the MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens.  The MAE Award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust.  The winner receives $500 and additional $500 for their library. 

Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awards&grants and must be emailed to Nichole Gilbert at ngilbert@ala.org by December 1. 

Not a member of YALSA?  It’s not too late to join.   Please note that it may take up to 2 months for new memberships to be fully processed.  New members should send an electronic copy of their membership application with the grant application.

For questions, contact Alexandra Tyle-Annen at atyle@homerlibrary.org.

Reward yourself for bringing young adults and books together and encouraging the development of life-long reading habits.  Apply today! 

Funding Source for Local Teen Programs

This comes from ALA’s blog District Dispatch which provides news for librarians and friends of libraries from the ALA Washington Office. District Dispatch

Best Buy Children’s Foundation: Community Grants Program
The Best Buy Children’s Foundation strengthens communities through the support of national, regional, and local grantmaking programs. The Foundation’s Community Grants Program, led by employee committees in each of the company’s eight territories across the United States, provides support to local nonprofit organizations that work to build social, academic, leadership, and/or life skills in early adolescents (primarily ages 13-18). Grant amounts average $5,000 to $7,000, and do not exceed $10,000. Eligible organizations must be located within 50 miles of a Best Buy store or distribution center. Requests may be submitted between May 15 and June 15, 2009. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the program.

If any NH libraries or library friends groups apply for the grant and are selected, please let me know!