YALSA publishes fall issue of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO - The fall 2011 issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is now available at yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. This special issue is focused on the new national research agenda from YALSA, with contributions from YALSA’s Research Committee Chair Don Latham and the members of the JRLYA Editorial Advisory Board. Articles are:
- Editor’s Message by Sandra Hughes-Hassell
- Research for the Next Generation by Don Latham
- Young Adults’ Information Behavior: What We Know So Far and Where We Need to Go from Here by Denise E. Agosto
- The Impact of Libraries on Young Adults: Toward a Critical Research Agenda by Kafi D. Kumasi
- Gimme Shelter: Informal and Formal Learning Environments in Library Land by Frances Jacobson Harris
- The Young Adult Voice in Research about Young Adults by Robin Moeller, Amy Pattee, and Angela Leeper
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is published four times a year by the Young Adult Library Services Association in November, February, May and August. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research and practices to support young adult library services. You can sign up for email updates whenever there’s a new issue at yalsa.ala.org/jrlya (signup form is in the right-hand navigation).
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and publishes high-quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of classic and contemporary writing for young adults.
JRLYA is currently accepting manuscripts for upcoming issues based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative conceptual framework or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation. Case studies and works of literary analysis are also welcome. The journal recognizes the contributions other disciplines make to expanding and enriching theory, research and practice in young adult library services and encourages submissions from researchers, students and practitioners in all fields. Please direct any manuscripts, questions, or comments to Editor Sandra Hughes-Hassell at email@example.com.