Author Archives: Anna Lam

About Anna Lam

Anna Lam is a Communications Specialist for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Pausing at the Threshold: Peritextual Images in Young Adult Nonfiction Award Winners

Gerard Genette defines the “peritext” as those parts of a book that wrap around the book but are not part of the book proper. Such elements include the book jacket, title page, table of contents, foreword, glossary, index, and so on. Continue reading

Posted in Volume 9: January 2019 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The First All-Digital Library Space: The Effectiveness of BiblioTech’s Services for Urban Youth

Masten, Kristy, et al.”The First All-Digital Library Space: The Effectiveness of BiblioTech’s Services for Urban Youth.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults Vol. 9 No. 2 (2019). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

Posted in Volume 9: January 2019 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Call for Papers for Special Themed Issue: Movements That Affect Teens

Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA) is currently accepting submissions for a special themed issue. It will highlight research related to Movements That Affect Teens (#metoo, #whatif, #blacklivesmatter, etc.). Researchers, librarians, graduate students, and others who conduct … Continue reading

Posted in Call for Papers | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Asian American Teen Fiction: An Urban Public Library Analysis

Backman, Antonio, Chayse Sundt and Sarah Park Dahlen. “Asian American Teen Fiction: An Urban Public Library Analysis.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 9 (2018). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

Posted in Volume 9: July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happiness at the End of the Rainbow: Exploring Happy Endings in Young Adult Literature with Queer Female Protagonists, 2009–2017

Colborne, Adrienne and Vivian Howard. “Happiness at the End of the Rainbow: Exploring Happy Endings in Young Adult Literature with Queer Female Protagonists, 2009–2017.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 9 (2018). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

Posted in Volume 9: July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

INFLO-mation: A Model for Exploring Information Behavior through Hip Hop

Kumasi, Kafi D. “INFLO-mation: A Model for Exploring Information Behavior through Hip Hop.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 9 (2018). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

Posted in Volume 9: July 2018 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The 2014 Rainbow List: A Descriptive Study of the List and Ten Public Libraries’ Ownership

Creel, Stacy and Rachel McMullen. “The 2014 Rainbow List: A Descriptive Study of the List and Ten Public Libraries’ Ownership.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 9 (2018). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

Posted in Volume 9: July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Patterns in Multicultural Young Adults Novels about Persian Culture

Matloob Haghanikar, Taraneh. “Patterns in Multicultural Young Adults Novels about Persian Culture.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 8 (2017). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

Posted in Volume 8: December 2017 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Drawing Queerness: Evaluating Notable LGBTQ Graphic Novels for Teens

Betts-Green, Dawn and Don Latham. “Drawing Queerness: Evaluating Notable LGBTQ Graphic Novels for Teens.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 8 (2017). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

Posted in Volume 8: December 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment