Forwarded on behalf of YALSA’s President, Sarah Flowers:


Please take a look at YALSA's new draft research agenda. In 2008 YALSA made a commitment to taking a leadership role in the area of young adult library research, and this is a step toward that goal. A public comment period is open now until Aug. 15:


YALSA, through a generous donation from Dollar General, is giving away 10 sets of the 2011 Teens' Top Ten nominees to libraries in need. Applications are due Aug. 1, 2011. Access the online application here (Word doc).  To learn more about the Teens' Top Ten, visit


Registration is open for the 2011-2012 WrestleMania Reading Challenge! Tweens and teens could win a trip to WrestleMania and librarians could win $2,000 for their library. Sign up today for free promotional materials. Registration ends July 31. 


If you want to serve on a YALSA selection or award committee, whose work begins Feb. 1, 2012, now is the time to submit your volunteer form: Forms are due by September 30, and President-Elect Jack Martin will be making appointments in October.  To learn more about the committees as well as the appointments process, please visit


Be sure to follow the YALSAblog (, the Hub—a blog all about YA lit (, and follow me on Twitter (@yalsapresident) for updates on what's going on in the world of YA.


Sarah Flowers

YALSA President




Beth Yoke, Executive Director

Young Adult Library Services Association

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