In just a few days the spring issue of YALS will be mailed to YALSA members and journal subscribers. The theme of the issue is Best of the Best and it’s full of information about:
- The winners of the 2013 YALSA Awards and titles selected for all of YALSA’s lists. You can read about the selections in the journal and then right here, on this site, you’ll be able to download (starting next week) reproducible copies of the awards and lists so you can give those out in your community to teens, teachers, parents, etc.
- The Hub Reading Challenge where anyone, anyone, can sign-up to read 25 titles from YALSA’s selected lists over the next couple of months. Those that complete the challenge will have the chance to win fabulous prizes.
- YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app, a great way for anyone, yes anyone, in the community to find good books no matter where they are – in school, at home, at the mall, at the movies, or hanging out at a friend’s house.
- The Odyssey Award, what it takes to read with your ears and how audiobooks have an important place in the reading lives of teens.
- What the YALSA member and non-member survey tells the association about the needs of those working with teens in libraries and what the Public Library Data Statistics tell the entire library community about teen services in the United States and Canada – and what the statistics say about what still needs to be researched.
- What’s up with e-books, what’s going on with publishers and libraries and e-books, and how ALA’s Digital Content Working Group is getting involved.
That’s just a brief overview of the spring issue of YALS. Look for it in your mailbox very soon, and check this site every Tuesday for content that compliments what’s in the print pages of the journal.