About JRLYAThe Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is an open-access, peer-reviewed online research journal published by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services, as emphasized in’ YALSA’s National Research Agenda.
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- Sex in the Stacks: Teenager Sex Education Information Seeking Behavior and Barriers to the Use of Library Resources March 18, 2016
- “It’s Woefully Inadequate”: Collections of LGBTQ* Fiction for Teens in English Public Library Services March 18, 2016
- “They Kind of Rely on the Library”: School Librarians Serving LGBT Students March 18, 2016
- The Curriculum Materials Library as a Hub of Resources, Literacy Practices, and Collaboration: Expanding the Role of the Library to Support Foster Youth March 18, 2016
- Find Poetry: Using Found Poems in School and Public Libraries to Enhance Student Creativity and Writing November 24, 2015
Author Archives: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
Welcome to the first issue of the Journal for Research on Libraries and Young Adults, the online research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association. In this inaugural issue we are pleased to publish the three papers that have … Continue reading
By Kafi Kumasi, Wayne State University Abstract This article describes the conceptual underpinnings of a learning approach described as cultural inquiry. ‘ This learning approach grew from the author’s work with a diverse group of African American youth in an after … Continue reading
“Teens Today Don’t Read Books Anymore”: A Study of Differences in Interest and Comprehension Based on Reading Modalities: Part 1, Introduction and Methodology
By Jessica E. Moyer, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Are teens really not reading as much as they did in the past? Are teens reading, but in nontraditional formats that are underreported? If surveys focus on book reading, what … Continue reading
By Eleanor Wood, Decatur (Ill.) Public Library Abstract This paper examines whether young adult literature accurately reflects young adults’ knowledge of and interaction with sexuality. Teen literature has grown to represent a broader inclusion of sexuality, be it orientation, sex, … Continue reading