Young Adult and Children’s Services at UCLA

YACS in 2013 January 17, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — yacsucla @ 10:20 pm

Welcome back to the Winter Quarter, 2013.

There is much to talk about involving the world of Children’s and Young Adult Literature with the ALA Midwinter conference coming up. ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newberry, Caldecott, and Printz awards, will be announced Monday, Jan. 28th, and there are

Image

sure some good contenders this year! If you want to host a Mock Printz Award at your library’s teen space, YALSA’s Amanda Margis can tell you how.

John Green recently sold-out Carnegie Hall for his anniversary party for his latest novel The Fault in Our Stars. He and his brother called it “Evening of Awesome.” They were joined by the band “Mountain Goats” and author Neil Gaiman made a surprise visit! Who says books aren’t cool?

 

Locally, we have some great events coming up. Monday, February 4th, YACS will host teen librarian from Santa Monica Public Library, Erica Cuyugan, and UCLA Grad. She will speak at 12:30 pm in GSEIS rm 111. Erica recently completed the Eureka! Leadership Program, a workshop facilitated by California Library Association. She used the skills learned at Eureka! to implement a teen journalism project at her library, “Voices of Santa Monica.” Not only will she speak about this great and innovative experience, but Erica will also share her thoughts on school outreach and partnerships. She has had good and bad experiences with each, and is eager to share some of her new found, professional wisdom.

Advertisements
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s