A Paper Presentation Sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents
The YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation is an annual event sponsored by past presidents of YALSA. Its purpose is to provide a venue for educators, librarians, students, and others interested in young adult librarianship to gather and explore a topic of current interest that impacts the field. The YALSA Midwinter Paper Committee will select one paper to be delivered at the next ALA Midwinter Meeting. The presenter will receive up to $1,500 to defray travel and registration costs. The paper will be published in YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults after the conference. For more information about the journal, visit http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. For locations and dates of upcoming Midwinter Meetings, visit the ALA web site.
The YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation Committee is seeking proposals for papers presenting points of view based on current research and relating either to topics covered in YALSA's Research Agenda. The agenda includes five priority areas:
To provide a venue for educators, librarians, students, and others interested in young adult librarianship an opportunity to gather and explore a topic of current interest that impacts the field.
Please use the official application form.
- Paper proposals are due no later than June 1 each year.
- Only previously unpublished papers will be accepted.
- The winner will be selected, and all applicants will be notified by September 1.
- All paper presenters must register for the Midwinter Meeting by December 1.
- For questions, email the Midwinter Paper Presentation Committee Chair.
Statement on Eligibility
Any individual from within or without of the library community is welcome to submit an application. Membership in ALA/YALSA is not required.
2017 - none selected
2018 - Kafi Kumasi, “Doin’ the Knowledge: Using Hip Hop as Framework to Study Youth New Media Practices"