YALSA September 2019 News

September YALSA News 

TeenTober Marketing Materials For TeenTober’s inaugural soft launch, YALSA has released its official logo, along with social media graphics. View and download them here. Celebrating? Share your photos and programs with us on Twitter by tweeting @yalsa and using #TeenTober

New E-Course ConnectedLib: Creating Learning Connections for Youth Oct. 20 - Nov. 23 $100/everyone Back by popular demand (again)! In this five-week e-course, participants will learn how to create engaging teen programs and services using the Connected Learning framework developed by the Connected Learning Alliance. Connected learning connects teens’ personal interests, their relationships with peers and mentors, and real-life opportunities to help prepare youth for life after high school with 21st century skills and new literacies, creating highly motivating learning experiences for teens. Learn more and register

Get in the Game and Vote Poster & Bookmark In collaboration with ALA Graphics, YALSA has released a poster aimed to encourage teens to become more civically engaged. The poster highlights the who, what, where, when, how, and why of voting and will help youth and new voters navigate their way to the polls. Check out and order the new poster and digital bookmark. A customizable, digital version of the poster and bookmark is also available. Check out the mini-poster, bookmark, or the set

October YALSA Webinar: Creating Community and Amplifying Youth Voice Through Zines Thursday, October 10, 2PM Eastern Learn about zines including what they are, their history, potential uses in the library and classroom, and how to start your own zine library. We will also discuss how making zines can create community among teens and give them a way to amplify and share their thoughts, feelings and passions with each other and a broader audience. Register for only $29 or get a year’s worth of webinars for only $59. Learn more. 

Apply for a YALSA Grant! YALSA members are eligible to apply for a variety of awards and grants. Grants are available for collection development, programming, research, travel to conferences, and more. Most have a deadline of Dec. 1. Apply now. 

Advanced Registration for YALSA’s Symposium ends Oct. 13 YALSA’s 2019 YA Services Symposium will take place November 1-3 with the theme: Show Up and Advocate: Supporting Teens in the Face of Adversity. Advanced registration runs now - October 13. Housing reservations are not guaranteed after October 1. More information about the symposium, including the newly released list of participating authors, can be found at www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium

Vote for the 2019 Teens' Top Ten! Have your teens voted in the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten yet? Voting is open through Oct. 15! Teens can vote for up to 3 of their favorite titles. If you haven't already, share the 25 nominees with them. 

September YALSA News 

Teens First: Basic Learning Outcomes Guide Setting specific, practical learning goals for your teen program is important to ensure quality learning for teens. Our free basic learning outcomes resource makes it easy for you to identify and set them. View the quick, one-page guide now. Need additional guidance? Check out our Teen Programming Guidelines

Teen Programming Ideas This year, 25 libraries received the YALSA/ DGLF Summer Learning Resources grant and the recipients shared their winning programs on the Teen Programming HQ. Here are some highlights: 

Teen Literacy Outreach Kit 

Ask Me Almost Anything 

Nailed It 

ESL Speaks: Sharing Immigrant Stories 

Build Your Own Light Machine 

Summer Learning with STEM 

Creating with Circuit Clay 

STEMgineering Academy 

Space Age Tech Day 

Gaming and Maker Resources 

Teen Tech Videography Intro If you have a program you’d like to share, post it to the Programming HQ. 

Featured YALSA Blogposts 

Interview with Jonathan Evison, 2019 Alex Award Winner 

You’re Not Alone: Mental Health Nonfiction Picks for Teens 

Interview with David Small, 2019 Alex Award Winner 

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, Sept. 20 Edition 

Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2020) Nominees Round Up, Sept. 19 Edition 

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2020) Nominees Round Up, Sept. 18 Edition 

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