Author Archives: Anna Lam

About Anna Lam

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

Teen Social Media Practices and Perceptions of Peers: Implications for Youth Services Providers and Researchers

This paper presents the results of an empirical study examining teen social media practices, which was collaboratively developed, carried out, analyzed, and presented by a team of researchers that included seven teens. Continue reading

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“Getting Basic Information Isn’t as Helpful as the Nuanced Advice We Can Give Each Other”: Teens with Autism on Digital Citizenship Education

In this exploratory study, the researchers examine the intersection of teens with autism as public library users, their perceptions of and experiences with cyberbullying, and the potential role of public librarians in providing relevant digital citizenship programming. Continue reading

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What’s Going on Down Under? Part 2: Portrayals of Culture in Award-Winning Australian Young Adult Literature

Garrison, Kasey L. “What’s Going on Down Under? Part 2: Portrayals of Culture in Award-Winning Australian Young Adult Literature.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults Vol. 10 No. 2 (2019). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>.  Kasey L. Garrison, … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Youth Data Literacy at the Public Library: Teen Services Staff Speak Out

Bowler, Leanne, Amelia Acker, and Yu Chi. “Perspectives on Youth Data Literacy at the Public Library: Teen Services Staff Speak Out.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults Vol. 10 No. 2 (2019). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

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Feels Like Home: The Digital Information Practices of Teen Fans

Waugh, Amanda. “Feels Like Home: The Digital Information Practices of Teen Fans.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults Vol. 10 No. 2 (2019). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

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What’s Going on Down Under? Part 1: Portrayals of Culture in Award-Winning Australian Young Adult Literature

Garrison, Kasey L. “What’s Going on Down Under? Part 1: Portrayals of Culture in Award-Winning Australian Young Adult Literature.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults Vol. 10 No. 1 (2019). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

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One, Two, Three, Four! We Don’t Want Your F**king War! The Vietnam Antiwar Movement in Young Adult Fiction

Overstreet, Deborah Wilson. “One, Two, Three, Four! We Don’t Want Your F**king War! The Vietnam Antiwar Movement in Young Adult Fiction.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults Vol. 10 No. 1 (2019). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

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Disability Narrative Theory and Young Adult Fiction of Mental Illness

Scrofano, Diane. “Disability Narrative Theory and Young Adult Fiction of Mental Illness.” Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults Vol. 10 No. 1 (2019). n. page. Web. <Date accessed>. 

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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

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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>. 

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