Function: To stimulate, encourage, guide, and direct the research needs of the field of young adult library services, and to regularly compile abstracts, disseminate research findings, update YALSA’s Research Agenda as needed and to liaise with ALA’s Committee on Research & Statistics .
Type : Standing
Date of Establishment: Midwinter 1968
Date of Completion: Continuing
Committee Size: Size: 7 virtual members including the Chair and at least two members from the previous year.
- Current membership in YALSA
- In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment group members must be competent users of web 2.0 tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
- Interest in research
- Knowledge of current topics and trends of interest to librarians serving teens
- Up to date on research relating to library services for teens
For information on the responsibilities of committee/jury/taskforce members, visit YALSA's Handbook.
Term of Office: July 1 though June 30 the following year
Procedures: See Research Agenda
History: The Research Committee became a standing committee at Annual 1980; charge updated March 2011, March 2018
Staff Liaison: Beth Yoke