Winter 2015 Issue of YALS Now Available Online!

Have you checked out the digital version of the Winter 2015 issue of YALS? Access it  under the “Members Only” section of the YALSA website. Please note that you will have to sign into your ALA account to access the issue. The latest digital issues of YALS are available exclusively to subscribers and YALSA members.


Fall 2014 Issue of YALS Now Available Online!

The digital version of the Fall 2014 issue of YALS is now available under the “Members Only” section of the YALSA website. Please note that you will have to sign into your ALA account to access the issue.

Access YALS Digitally!

YALS subscribers will now be able to access a digital version of each future YALS issue via the “Members Only” section of the YALSA website. Please note that you will need to be logged into your ALA account in order to view the page.

Currently, the Summer 2014 issue is available for access. As each digital issue becomes available, announcements will be made via this site so please stay tuned for updates!

Toolkit for Expanded Learning: A YALS Overview

young people learning while sitting at a tableDeveloped by leading members of Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS), Toolkit for Expanded Learning is, as the website says, “intended to provide resources for city agencies, school districts, intermediaries and other organizations interested in implementing or strengthening city-wide expanded learning opportunities….”

The Toolkit site is broken down into three different categories and a set of sub-categories. In each section there are downloadable resources aimed at giving users the skills and information needed in order to succeed in expanding learning in out-of-school-time settings. Categories covered include:
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Summer 2013 Issue: Teen Reading

summer 2013 yals cover - teen readingIn just a few days you’ll find in your mailbox the latest issue of YALS. Summer 2013 is all about teen reading and includes articles on:

  • How to use action research to discover what teens really want to read and how to tie that into Teen Read Week
  • Young adults in trans* lit
  • Religion and spirituality in young adult literature
  • Fan fiction and fan culture
  • Transmedia
  • Genrefying library collections

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YALS News: Updated Archive

Did you know that four months after an issue of YALS is published it is made available on the YALS site in its archives? Well, it’s true. If you haven’t checked out the archives now might be the time to do so. We have full issues available through Winter 2013.

And, if you need something more recent, don’t forget to look for YALS in EBSCO databases at your local public, school, or academic library.

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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Welcome to the YALS Online Companion

Welcome to the new online companion to Young Adult Library Services, the journal of the Young Adult Library Association.

Copies of YALS‘s fall issue, my first as editor, were mailed last week. In the fall issue, which focuses on communities and communication, you’ll find articles on street lit, hosting an Anti-Prom, an innovative alternative to staid Summer Reading Clubs, and much more. Unsure how to keep up with YALSA online? Jessica Sullenberger, chair of YALSA’s Website Advisory Committee, guides readers through Twitter, Facebook, the Hub, and the YALSA blog in a hands-on tour.

Watch this space for video, audio, and images that supplement current articles, as well as author interviews and updates on past YALS content.


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.