YALSA Exploring Three New Awards

Ott, Valerie A.
April 2006
Young Adult Library Services;Spring2006, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Special section p34
The article focuses on the decision of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to investigate the possibility of three new awards. Significantly, task forces have been formed for each potential award and are exploring funding sources that will be forwarded on to the American Library Association for approval. The proposed awards would include an award that recognize audiobooks that exemplify the best in quality, an Outstanding Achievement Award which recognize a YALSA member who has demonstrated unique and sustained devotion to young adult services, and an award in honor of the late William C. Morris which would be given to a first time author.


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