Research Journal Advisory Board

Function: Oversee the peer reviewing process as outlined in the Refereeing Process Guidelines as approved by the YALSA Board of Directors.  The JRLYA Board also serves in an advisory capacity to the Member Editor of the journal by assisting with the solicitation of contributors and articles as well as generating ideas for topical articles or themes, when requested from the Member Editor

Type: Continuing

Date of Establishment: 2009; charge updated in March 2011, March 2018

Membership:  Size: 7 virtual members, including Chair and at least two members from the previous year.


  • Current membership in YALSA
  • In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment taskforce members must be competent users of web 2.0 tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
  • Experience with the peer review process
  • Background in conducting and writing research
  • Knowledge of topics in need of research and analysis regarding teens and/or young adult library services
  • Strong editing skills

For information on the responsibilities of committee/jury/taskforce members, visit YALSA's Handbook.

Term of Office: July 1 through June 30

Staff Liaison:  Anna Lam