YALSA Reports & Position Papers

Please note: these documents are currently under review to ensure that they are aligned with YALSA's recent report, The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action.  They will either be updated or sunsetted, depending on the outcome of the review.

Adopting a Summer Learning Approach for Increased Impact: a YALSA Position Paper
By Beth Yoke with contributions from Linda W. Braun
Approved by the YALSA Board of Directors, April 22, 2016

The Importance of a Whole Library Approach to Public Library  Young Adult Services: a YALSA Position Paper
By Linda W. Braun with contributions from Sarah Flowers and Mary Hastler
Approved by the YALSA Board of Directors, January 2011

The Benefits of Including Dedicated Young Adult Librarians on Staff in the Public Library
By YALSA with Audra Caplan
Approved by the YALSA Board of Directors, January 2009

The Importance of Young Adult Services in LIS Curricula
By Don Latham
Approved by the YALSA Board of Directors, January 2009

The Value of Young Adult Literature
By Michael Cart
Approved by the YALSA Board of Directors, January 2008

The Need for Teen Spaces in Public Libraries
By Kimberly Bolan
Approved by the YALSA Board of Directors, January 2008 and updated in 2016.