Welcome to the Young Adult Services Section

Welcome to Young Adult Services Section (YASS)!!!

As members of the Executive Board, we look forward to working with you and other sections of NJLA. YASS has 7-8 meetings from September to April/May. Meetings provide opportunities for Young Adult/Teen librarians and staff to discuss topics relevant to serving teens, which include teen advocacy, programming ideas, solutions and more!

(from L-R, Jes, Kristin, Maureen, Keisha & Rosy)

YASS also strives to prepare and present current, quality programming pertaining to teen services at the annual Youth Services Forum (in the fall) and for the NJLA Conference (in the spring). Furthermore, the section reads and evaluates young adult books for inclusion on the Garden State Teen Book Awards ballot, prepares and distributes the ballot, gathers and tallies votes cast by New Jersey teen readers & honors the winners at the Garden State Luncheon held at the NJLA Conference. 

We encourage you to join the section. In between meetings, or if you're unable to attend a meeting, email any member of the Exective Board. Bring your ideas and suggestions. Meeting dates and Section Minutes are available under “YA Quicktabs” on the right hand side of the page.

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