Resources for Youth & School Librarians

Resources for Youth Librarians

Resources for librarians and others who work with children, tweens and teens.

Local & State Associations/Organizations

National Associations/Organizations/Initiatives

Book Awards

Books, Booklists and Review Sources

Grants/Funding Sources


  • ALA (Including ALSC and YALSA discussion lists) You don’t have to be a member to subscribe to the ALSC or YALSA listservs. Go to to see all of ALA’s electronic discussion lists.
  • Child_Lit This discussion forum covers all aspects of children’s literature, with contributions from authors, teachers, librarians, students, and people who just love children’s literature. To subscribe, send an email to, with ‘Subscribe Child_lit’ in the subject line.
  • KIDLIT-L KIDLIT-L is designed for librarians, educators, and others interested in children’s and young adult literature. To subscribe, send an email to, with ‘Subscribe KIDLIT-L’ in the subject line.
  • PUBYAC PUBYAC (PUBlic libraries, Young Adults, and Children) is an Internet discussion list concerned with the practical aspects of Children and Young Adult Services in Public Libraries. To subscribe, go to
  • UYAC Utah Young Adult and Children’s Services (UYAC) creates a stronger, collaborative network among those who regularly interact with youth in libraries.



Resources for School Librarians

Resources for librarians and others who work in school media centers or school libraries.


Book Awards

Books, Booklists and Review Sources

Books at the State Library available through Interlibrary Loan

  • Alessio, Amy J. Club Programs for Teens: 100 Activities for the Entire Year. ALA Editions, 2015.
  • Cano, Lesley M. 3D Printing: A Powerful New Curriculum Tool for Your School Library. Libraries Unlimited, 2015.
  • Fletcher-Spear, Kristin. Intellectual Freedom for Teens: A Practical Guide for Young Adult and School Librarians. ALA, 2014.
  • Isaacs, Kathleen T. Excellent Books for Early and Eager Readers. ALA Editions, 2016.
  • Kepple, Sarah. Library Robotics: Technology and English Language Arts Activities for Ages 8-24.Libraries Unlimited, 2015.
  • Morris, Betty J. Administering the School Library Media Center 4th Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
  • Pandora, Cherie. Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaborations. Libraries Unlimited, 2013.
  • Scales, Pat. Books under Fire: A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children’s Books. ALA Editions, 2015.
  • Schadlich, Megan Emery. Cooking Up Library Programs Teens and ‘Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success. Libraries Unlimited, 2015.
  • Velásquez, Jennifer. Real-World Teen Services. ALA Editions, 2015.
  • Vnuk, Rebecca. The Weeding Handbook: A Shelf-By-Shelf Guide. ALA Editions, 2015
  • Willingham, Theresa. Makerspaces in Libraries. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
  • Zilonis, Mary Frances. Strategic Planning for School Library Media Centers. Scarecrow Press, 2002.

Collection Development


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Lesson Plans


Media Center/Library

National Associations/Organizations

State and National Initiatives

Utah Associations/Organizations


Sharon Deeds
 801-715-6742 or 800-662-9150 (Utah Toll-Free)