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PLUS Apply Now for the 2017 Summer Learning and Teen Summ er Intern Program Grants Eligible YALSA members can now apply for the 2017 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern Program grants. Through generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, two types of grants are available: the Summer Learning Resources Grant and the Teen Summer Intern Program Grant. The purpose of the grants is to help libraries combat the summer slide, as described in YALSA's position paper, "Adopting a Summer Learn- ing Approach to Increase Impact" ( gapproach). 20 summer lear ning resources grants, worth $1,000 each, will be awarded to librar ies in need and will allow them to provide resources and services to teens who are English language lear n- ers, struggling in school and/or who are from socio-economically challenged communities. 20 teen summer inter n program grants, also worth $1,000 each, will be awarded to librar ies to support the implementation of summer lear n- ing programs while also providing teens a chance to build hands-on job skills. Interested applicants are invited to apply for the grants if they meet the following eligibility requirements: • Must be a YALSA member at the time the application is submitted and when recipients are selected • Summer learning program must be administered through a library • Library must be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store To learn more about the grants and to apply, please visit our Summer Learning website at summerread- Apply by January 1, 2017. Recipients will be notifi ed during the week of February 13, 2017. For information about joining YALSA, visit YALSA/ALA membership starts at $61 per year. 2017 Teen Tech Week™ Theme Announced Celebrate Teen Tech Week 2017, March 5-11 with the theme "Be the Source of Change." Teen Tech Week encour- ages teens to visit the library and use all the digital resources available to make a change in their life and community. Visit the offi cial Teen Tech Week site in November for resources and materials to help you celebrate the great event. Learn more and join the site for free at Apply Now for YALSA's Member Awards & Grants Each year, YALSA offers over $195,000 in awards and grants exclusively to its members. These range from pro- gramming grants to travel stipends to volunteer and writing awards. The awards and grants currently being offered with a December 1st deadline include: • Baker & Taylor/YALSA Collection Development Grant • Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant • Great Books Giveaway Competition • MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens • National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend • YALSA Conference Grants • YALSA Volunteer of the Year Awards • YALSA Writing Award Visit grants to view the full list of awards and grants offered. Fall E-Course: Take Your Teen Collection from Meh to Marvelous! Mon., Oct. 24 - Sun., Nov. 20 $155YALSA members/$215 non-members In this four-week E-Course, ti- tled Building Reflective Collections...Always Teens First, instructed by Julie Stivers, librarian at the Mt. Vernon Middle School, participants will explore how to build refl ective, responsive collections that represent their teen communities. With the framework of the course built around the idea that diverse collections are only one step in building inclusive libraries, the course will discuss ways to learn about patrons—both users and "not-yet" users, in addition to assessing current collections and the process of acquiring materials that better meet the needs of your teens. Learn more and register at 2017 YALSA Election Slate YALSA's Awards Nominating and Gov- ernance Nominating Committee have assembled the following slate for 2017: President-Elect Crystle Martin Fiscal Offi cer Clara Bohrer Board Member-at-Large Franklin Escobedo (two year term) Jane Gov The YALSA Update 38 Y A L S » Y O U N G A D U L T L I B R A R Y S E R V I C E S » F A L L 2 0 1 6

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