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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Category Archives: Volume 1 Number 2: February 2011
By Marcia Mardis, Guest Editor Welcome to the second issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), the official research journal of the YALSA and the only research journal devoted to youth librarianship. The intent of … Continue reading
By Catherine Andronik Editors’ Note: This paper is the last in JRLYA’s series of brief papers presented at YALSA’s 2010 Young Adult Literature Symposium: Diversity, Literature, and Teens: Beyond Good Intentions, November 5—7, 2010. Abstract The Michael L. Printz Award … Continue reading
The Printz Award Winners Under a Microscope: Content Trends, Committee Challenges, and Teen Popularity
By Joni Richards Bodart, Ashley N. Barrineau, and Mary L. Flamino Abstract A content analysis of the winners of the Michael L. Printz Award revealed six common content trends: journeys, teenage angst leading to self-actualization, family relationships, romantic relationships, controversial … Continue reading
By Paulette M. Rothbauer Abstract This paper reports the findings of a qualitative inquiry into the reading habits and library practices of older teenagers living in a rural municipality in southwestern Ontario, Canada. The researcher interviewed twenty-seven young adults between … Continue reading
Information Seeking in the Context of a Hobby: A Case Study of a Young Adult with Asperger’s Syndrome
By Katie O’Leary Abstract This case study focuses on a young adult with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) whose hockey hobby necessitates significant information seeking that satisfies cognitive, affective, and social needs to the point that it precludes the development of practical … Continue reading
By Amy Pelman and Beverly Lynch Abstract While attempted book banning in school libraries continues to this day, a rash of book challenges occurred during the 1980s. Parents, students, and other stakeholders brought lawsuits against groups and individuals attempting to … Continue reading