Join the Walden Award Committee!

Are you knowledgeable about YA books? Are you a classroom teacher or a librarian or a university professor? Do you have the time to read more books? Would you like to serve on a committee that evaluates YA books to determine the winner of the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award?

If you answered YES to these questions, complete the application to be considered as a Walden Committee member. (For more information about the Walden Award, please see our page here.)

Applications for the next committee are now being accepted. Please download the application form here and submit your completed application to the ALAN executive secretary (instructions and email address included in the form).

Vote in the ALAN 2014 Elections

In the next few weeks, the balloting for the ALAN President-Elect and ALAN Board of Directors will commence.  As we did last year, we will post a link to an electronic ballot.  Members may request a paper ballot directly from the ALAN Executive Director (  Balloting will be open from August 1 through September 30, 2014.  Members will need their membership number to vote.  That number is on the mailing label for The ALAN Review and may also be obtained by contacting Teri Lesesne (at the above email address) if necessary. (Vote by clicking the link below.)

Please take some time now to read the biographical statements of the candidates.  There are two candidates for President-Elect with one person to be elected.  Six candidates are standing for the ALAN Board of Directors with three to be elected.  ALAN’s continued success depends on its leadership.  It also depends upon its members casting votes and participating in the process.

Vote by clicking this link!

Join Us for the 2014 ALAN Workshop!

The 2014 ALAN Workshop will be held in National Harbor, MD (outside of Washington, DC) November 24-25. As always, the workshop will feature exciting young adult authors and titles.

We have posted a preliminary schedule for the workshop which you can view by clicking here.

Registration is currently open for this year's workshop. NCTE handles the registration through their web site, and instructions and a link are located on this page.


About ALAN

The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.

You can find a list of officers and directors in the organization at this page.


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ALAN Workshop

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Where  in Boston will the ALAN Workshop be held ?  Which hotel?--Thanks!Continue

"New Adult" Literature-Is it good/bad for YA genre?

Started by Diane Mankowski Aug 20, 2013. 0 Replies Andrew Karre comments about the "New Adult" category have me…Continue

Info for first time panelists, please?

Started by Beth Fehlbaum. Last reply by David Macinnis Gill Aug 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi! I'm thrilled that my proposal has been accepted. YAY! But I need to know if presenters are expected to register/pay for the ALAN activities. Outside of our own travel & hotel, what other expenses would a panel of authors be expected to…Continue

Has anyone received their official notification about the author break-out panels starting Nov. 25?

Started by Beth Fehlbaum. Last reply by Beth Fehlbaum Jul 29, 2013. 4 Replies

I'm glad I already booked my hotel & flight when I was told that my panel made it on; however, several people on my panel have been waiting for us to receive the official notice, and it has not come out yet. I don't even know if I am supposed to…Continue

2013 Call for Proposals?

Started by Beth Fehlbaum. Last reply by B. A. Binns May 8, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi, there! If the 2013 Call for Proposals for the annual meeting has been posted, I have not been able to find it. I am a young adult fiction author and I am interested in participating. Can anyone direct me to where I can find this info?Thanks!Beth…Continue

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