October 21, 2017

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Be “Pinspired” To Unleash Your Story This Teen Read Week

Not sure what to do for this year’s Teen Read Week event? Teacher librarian Kathy M. Burnette has you covered.

DACA’s Fate Still Uncertain, Librarians Reach Out to Dreamers, Offering Resources and Safeguarding Student Information

School librarians find ways to support to undocumented students and their families.

Parsing the New ALA School Librarian Competencies Framework

An ALA committee has designed a set of professional competencies that emphasizes leadership and growth.

YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten; L.A. Times Book Awards Announced

The latest roundup of award news, grants, and more for librarians who serve teens.

Nikki Robertson Shares Tips for YALSA’s Teen Tech Week

Librarian and instructional technology facilitator Nikki Robertson curates SLJ’s Teen Tech Week (March 5–11) Pinterest board.

APALA, Bloomer, YALSA Awards Announced | ALA Midwinter 2017

The Youth Media Awards aren’t the only prizes in town. SLJ rounds up other children’s and young adult selection lists announced during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

RITA, Walden Book Awards Announced; Manga Handbook | SLJTeen News

Discover new grants and projects to help serve your teens, and read about recent YA award winners in this month’s SLJTeen News.

Stephanie Kuehn on the Unreliable Narrator, Mental Health, and “The Smaller Evil”

The YALSA/Morris Award winner and SLJTeen Live speaker continues to spin unnerving tales; SLJ chats with her about her latest YA.

New Visions Award Winner Announced; “The Inside of Out” Giveaway | SLJTeen News

Participate in the #DashnerDash Binge Read. The winner of Lee & Low’s New Visions Award was recently revealed. You’ll find these tidbits and more in SLJTeen’s news roundup.

Apply for AASL Inspire Grants; ALAN Grants for Librarians Announced | SLJ Teen News

The American Association of School Librarians invites school librarians to apply for two new grants. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents has two new awards that may be of interest to librarians working with teens.

Doctor Who Comics Day; YALSA’s Teens’ Top 10 | SLJTeen News

This SLJTeen news roundup highlights plenty of opportunities to win prizes and info about upcoming conferences and stipends.

YALSA’s 2016 Teen Read Week To Focus On English Language Learners

This year’s Teen Read Week, held from October 9–15, will highlight teen services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak a language other than English at home.

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SPONSORED: Hooray for YA! Macmillan Adult and Griffin Teen Congratulate their Winners

Sponsored: Macmillan Adult and Griffin Teen congratulate their many ALA-YALSA Award Winners, including Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On and Sarah McCarry’s About a Girl.

Bright Ideas Abound at YALSA’s Summer Learning Workshop

The secrets to running a popular summer learning experience for teens at public libraries were shared at a special session at this year’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

2016 Book Awards Roundup: APALA, Amelia Bloomer Project, and Other Non-YMA Awards

SLJ curates a list of non-Youth Media Awards that were recently announced in the children’s and young adult literature world, including the National Jewish Award, South Asia Book Award, Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, and more.

2015 Cybils Finalists Announced; YALSA Accepting Symposium Proposals | SLJTeen News

The finalists in the 2015 CYBILS awards have been revealed; YALSA is accepting proposals for its YALSA Symposium. These tidbits and more in the first SLJTeen news roundup of 2016.

Teen Tech Week, March 6–12, to Focus On STEAM and Underserved Teens

“Create it at your library!” is the theme of Teen Tech Week (March 6–12, 2016), the annual initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association. Members of the organization may apply for 20 Teen Tech Week stipends of $1,000 each.

Equal Parts Teen Services and YA Lit at 2015 YALSA Symposium

Librarian Robin Brenner highlights programs and events at the 2015 YALSA Young Adult Services Symposium, which took place November 6–8 in Portland, OR. This year’s conference widened its purview to include services and programming alongside literature, which was reflected in the theme, “Bringing It All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities.”

What Do Tweens Want?

Librarians create special spaces and services for preteens.

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“Get Away” with Under-the-Radar Books for Teen Read Week

Librarian Julie Stivers presents diverse and underappreciated titles that should be celebrated during YALSA’s Teen Read Week (October 18–24), including Varian Johnson’s The Great Greene Heist and Polly Holyoke’s The Neptune Project.