Resources for Youth Librarians

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

Updated: 7/27/21

Local & State Associations/Organizations

National Associations/Organizations/Initiatives

Book Awards

Books, Booklists and Review Sources

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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.





Karen Liu
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