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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- Call for Papers for Special Themed Issue: Access in Libraries that Serve Teens August 26, 2020
- The Darkest Themes: Perceptions of Teen-on-Teen Gun Violence in Schools as Portrayed in Teen Literature April 27, 2020
- When Libraries Aren’t Challenged: Librarians Discuss a Lack of Patron Challenges to Their Collections April 27, 2020
- A Public Health Approach to Uncovering the Health-Related Needs of Teen Library Patrons February 3, 2020
- “It’s Okay to Be Confused”: LGBTQAI+ Teen Novels as Sexuality and Sexual Health Information Resources February 3, 2020
Category Archives: Volume 1 Number 1: November 2010
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