[OYAN] Summer learning grants, teen tech week & more from YALSA

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Nov 3 14:34:31 PDT 2016

I just received the following newsletter from ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), and thought many of you might be interested in one or more of the snippets.-Katie

Katie Anderson, MLS, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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From: Beth Yoke [mailto:byoke at ala.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:05 PM
Subject: summer learning grants, teen tech week & more from YALSA

Get Ready for the 2017 Teen Tech Week(tm)!
We have everything libraries need to plan great TTW activities for March 5 - 11 at www.ala.org/teentechweek<http://www.ala.org/teentechweek>.  Visit the site to sign up for a free webinar on Dec. 15th.   Join YALSA in celebrating the many ways teens can leverage technology to effect positive change in their lives and communities with the "Be the Source of Change" theme!

Apply by Jan. 1 for Summer Learning Grants
We're giving away 20 $1,000 grants to support libraries' summer learning efforts, as well as another 20 $1,000 grants to support hiring teen interns over the summer.  Learn more and apply at http://summerreading.ning.com/page/summer-learning-grants

Save the Date!
Will you miss our 2016 YA Services Symposium?  Mark your calendar for Nov. 3 - 5, 2017 for the next one, which will be held in Louisville, KY.  More information, including opportunities to apply for travel grants, will be posted as it becomes available at www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium>.

Can You Name the 2016 Teens' Top Ten Titles?
They were announced last week.  Share this brief video announcement on your library's web site, Facebook page, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VO4gtXBBh8.  Mark your calendar for the 2017 National Library Week, April 10 - 16 when YALSA will announce the nominees for the 2017 Teens' Top Ten list.

Upcoming YALSA Activities & Events

*         Nov. 1, 2017 Teen Tech Week site goes live, www.ala.org/teentechweek<http://www.ala.org/teentechweek>

*         Nov. 4 - 6, YA Services Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA, www.ala.org/yalsa/events<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/events>

*         Nov. 16, Virtual Member Town Hall with YALSA President Sarah Hill, www.ala.org/yalsa/workingwithyalsa/president/presidentspage<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/workingwithyalsa/president/presidentspage>

*         Nov. 17, summer learning webinar, www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar>

*         Dec. 1, deadline to apply for most of YALSA's member grants & awards, www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/yalsaawardsgrants<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/yalsaawardsgrants>

*         Dec.  1 - Feb. 1, Committee Volunteer form open for committees that start work 7/1/17, www.ala.org/yalsa/aboutyalsa/yalsahandbook#form<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/aboutyalsa/yalsahandbook#form>

*         Week of Dec. 5, Morris and Nonfiction Award finalists announced, www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists>

*         Dec. 15, teen spaces webinar, www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar>

*         January: YALSA debuts its Teen Book Finder database via The Hub, www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/<http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/>

*         Jan. 1, summer learning grant applications due, http://summerreading.ning.com/page/summer-learning-grants

*         Jan. 20 - 23, ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, http://tinyurl.com/YALSAmw17

*         Jan. 23, all of YALSA's book and media award winners announced, www.ala.org/yma<http://www.ala.org/yma>

*         March 5 - 11, Teen Tech Week, www.ala.org/teentechweek<http://www.ala.org/teentechweek>

For more events and information, visit http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/Calendar_of_Events



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