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My Report Back from the YALSA YA Lit Symposium

As you may remember, I attended the YALSA YA Lit Symposium. And that while Hurricane Sandy gave me some problems, I did get there.

My report on the Symposium was in SLJ’s Extra Helpings eNewsletter at YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium Considers Fandom, Contemporary Fiction and Transmedia. Angela Carstensen (Adult Books 4 Teens at SLJ) also reported back for the eNewsletter at The YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium Hones in on Social Reading and Classics vs. Contemporary.

Some more reports, to capture the flavor of the Symposium:

Stacked, YALSA’s 2012 YA Lit Symposium Recap

YALSA, The Hub has multiple posts, including YA Literature and Fan Created Work (the panel I was on).

YALSA Blog, including Paper Presentations, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the YALSA Symposium

B.A. Binns has a series of posts about the Symposium

The Show Me Librarian

The Brunette Librarian

I know I missed some posts; so please include links to other reports and posts and recaps in the comments!

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is


  1. Not exactly a recap – but more of what I learned from the conference: