Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults seeks papers on 21st-century literacies

For Immediate Release
Wed, 12/21/2011


CHICAGO —The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (, a peer-reviewed, open-access quarterly research journal published by the Young Adult Library Services Association, seeks papers for its Spring 2012 issue on the theme of 21st-century literacies. Submissions are due to Editor Sandra Hughes-Hassell ( by Feb. 13, 2012.

The issue will feature articles focusing on different 21st-century literacies. Possibilities include information literacy, traditional literacy, multicultural literacy, transliteracy, visual literacy, media literacy, civic literacy or economic literacy, to name a few.

Contributors are invited to submit articles that focus on literacies from different theoretical, pedagogical, practical, policy and research perspectives. Guidance can also be found in YALSA’s National Research Agenda.

Potential contributors should view JRLYA’s author guidelines at and send questions to Hughes-Hassell at

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.

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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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or email,