CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, launched the inaugural issue of its new, open-access, peer-reviewed electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. The journal will be published quarterly beginning in November 2010, with issues following in February, May and August.
The first issue highlights paper presentations from YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium, held Nov. 5-7 in Albuquerque, N. M., with a theme of Diversity, Literature and Teens: Beyond Good Intentions. The papers in the issue are:
- Cultural Inquiry: A Framework for Engaging Youth of Color in the Library, by Dr. Kafi Kumasi
- “Teens Today Don’t Read Books Anymore”: A Study of Differences in Interest and Comprehension Based on Reading Modalities: Part 1, Introduction and Methodology, by Jessica E. Moyer
- Pushing the Envelope: Exploring Sexuality in Teen Literature, by Eleanor Wood
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults disseminates research of interest to librarians, library workers and academics who focus on library service to young adults, ages 12 through 18. It will serve as the official research publication of the association, publishing annotated lists of recent research from YALSA’s Research Committee, Henne Award–winning research and papers from YALSA’s biennial Young Adult Literature Symposium.
Those interested in submitting a paper to JRLYA for future issues should contact the editor at email@example.com. Author guidelines and more information can be found at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.