For immediate release | May 1, 2012

New issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults focuses on multiple literacies

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) adopted a continuous publishing model for its Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, beginning with the new issue on multiple literacies, now available at

In her editor’s message, Sandra Hughes-Hassell writes, “As soon as a manuscript has met our rigorous review criteria, it will be published online. The JRLYA advisory board believes that moving to a continuous schedule will allow YALSA to provide high quality, original research from scholars in our field in a more timely manner.”

In addition to the Editor’s Message, this issue features two articles on multiple literacies:

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. You can sign up for email updates whenever there’s a new issue at (signup form is in the right-hand navigation).

JRLYA is currently accepting manuscripts based on original qualitative or quantitative research, an innovative conceptual framework or a substantial literature review that opens new areas of inquiry and investigation. Case studies and works of literary analysis are also welcome. The journal recognizes the contributions other disciplines make to expanding and enriching theory, research and practice in young adult library services and encourages submissions from researchers, students and practitioners in all fields. Please direct any manuscripts, questions, or comments to Editor Sandra Hughes-Hassell at

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 e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn