Conference Files, 1960-2003
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Brief Description: Conference Files (1960-2003) of the Young Adult Library Services Association, including correspondence, programs, brochures, reports, minutes, evaluations, budgets, photographs, booklets, conference packets, and articles relating to YALSA's programming and planning at the ALA Annual, Midwinter Meeting, preconferences, institutes, and workshops. Preconference topics include research, evaluation of services, books for young adults, services to the hearing-impaired and deaf, science fiction and fantancy, and technology services.
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The American Library Association Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 32/2/12
Created by: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
Volume: 4.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 09/08/1989. 9/13/00; 3/2020
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Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) :

The Young Adult Library Services Organization (YALSA) as of 1991-1992, is interested in the improvement and extension of service to young people in all types of libraries.

The Young Adult Library Services Association is responsible for the evaluation and selection of books and non-book materials and the interpretation and use of materials for young adults.

YALSA has the reponsibility for:

1. Continuous study and review of the activities assigned to the division

2. Planning of special services and programs for this group

3. Synthesis of the activities of all units within the ALA that have a bearing on the type of activity represented

4. Representation, interpretation and promotion of mutual cooperation with youth-serving agencies in furthering activities for the welfare of the young people, and furtherance of the interests of young adults with publishers

5. Stimulation of the development of librarians engaged in its type of activity and the stimulation of participation in appropriate type-of-library divisions

6. Planning and development of programs of study and research for the total profession

The young Adult Library Services Association became a division on January 1, 1957.  It was called the Association of Young People's Librarians from that date until June 25, 1957, when the new name was adopted (1).  In 1991-92 the name was changed to Young Adult Library Services Association.

Subject Index
ALA Annual Conference
ALA Midwinter Meeting
Conference Arrangements
Conference Programs
Library services to teenagers
Young Adult Library Services Association
Young Adult Services Division (YASD)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]