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Outstanding Books for the College Bound—digital download
Item Number: 42-2014
Publisher: YALSA
Price: $19.00
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Year Published: 2014

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YALSA’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound downloadable pamphlets and posters can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinkers who will flourish at college.

Pamphlets include annotated booklists in the following categories: “Arts and Humanities”, “History & Cultures”, “Literature & Language Arts”, “Science and Technology” and “Social Sciences” as well as a one page handout and poster (12 x 18) that includes titles from all the lists combined.

Each pamphlet can be customized to include library information, hours or teen specific programming before making copies available to patrons. Both black and white and color versions of all the resources are included in this digital download.
About the Authors

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.

Free Report: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action

Last year, experts and practitioners from across the U.S. discussed the future of teens and libraries. The result? Some straightforward and achievable recommendations for engaging and empowering teens. 

YALSA’s “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action” report captures findings from the 2013 meeting about how youth-serving groups, community organizations and libraries can team up to help the nation’s teens succeed in school and prepare for careers. 

The report is available for free at


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