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
Tag Archives: diversity
“The Expectations That We Be Educators”: The Views of Australian Authors of Young Adult Fiction on Their OwnVoices Novels as Windows for Learning about Marginalized Experiences
This paper discusses empirical research conducted in 2016 with seven Australian authors of OwnVoices young adult fiction who publicly identified as one or more of the following: Indigenous Australian, a person of colour, or a member of queer or disabled communities. Continue reading
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>.
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>.
Davis, Jewel. “Dreaming in Color: Identifying Race and Ethnicity in YA Speculative Fiction Reviews”. Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 8 (2017): n. page. Web. <Date accessed>.
LaRosee, Elizabeth. Teen Book Covers: What’s Missing?. Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 7 (2016): n. page. Web. <Date accessed>.
Ostenson, Jon, Rosie Ribeira, Rachel Wadham, and Katie Irion. Hunky Cajuns and Gay Sextons: Diversity as Represented in Adolescent Book Reviews. Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults 7 (2016): n. page. Web. <Date accessed>.
To view the posters, click on the image to enlarge them. Title: Teaching K-12 Digital Citizenship Lesley Farmer, EdD College of Education, California State University Long Beach email@example.com Title: Silencing the Internal Censor in YA Collection Development Robin Fogle Kurz … Continue reading
by Casey H. Rawson Abstract With increasingly diverse service populations, especially among younger patrons, libraries are in need of more titles featuring individuals from varied backgrounds. Librarians often rely upon preassembled title lists, such as YALSA’s Best Books for Young … Continue reading