YALS wins fifth APEX Award for Publication Excellence

Communications Concepts honored Young Adult Library Services (YALS), the quarterly journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) with its fifth Award of Excellence from the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

YALS was recognized in the category of Print Journals and Magazines over 32 pages. The journal won for its Winter 2012 issue, which focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content in libraries. Megan Honig edited the issue.

YALS is the official journal of YALSA. It serves as a vehicle for continuing education for librarians serving young adults, ages twelve through eighteen. It includes articles of current interest to the profession, acts as a showcase for best practices, provides news from related fields, spotlights significant events of the organization and offers in-depth reviews of professional literature.

The APEX Awards are chosen based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. More than 600 journals and magazines entered the annual competition. Fifty-eight journals and magazines, including YALS, were honored in its category. A full list of winners is available at www.apexawards.com.

YALS Reader Survey! Tell Us What You Think

YALSA is surveying YALS readers through May 31 to gain some important feedback on the journal so we can create a better experience for you. Please fill out the survey embedded here; it takes about 10 minutes and you could win a free group webinar registration. Your feedback is invaluable and we appreciate your time and effort!

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Fall 2011 Podcast

Now that you’ve had a little time to read up on the latest issue of YALS, go in-depth with editor Megan Honig as she discusses the issue with YALSA Podcast Manager Matthew Moffett at the YALSA Blog. (The podcast originally appeared at the YALSA Blog on Nov. 22.)

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YALS goes online

Young Adult Library Services will be online beginning with its fall issue! Please check back in the next few weeks for a welcome message from Editor-in-Chief Megan Honig and PDF archives, among other features.