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The YALSA Research Agenda: Getting It Done

By Virginia A. Walter, Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles The YALSA National Research Agenda on Libraries, Teens, and Young Adults is an informative and inspirational document: informative because it succeeds in mapping the landscape of research in this … Continue reading

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An Agenda of Praxis for Young Adult Librarianship

By Anthony Bernier, Associate Professor, San Jose State University Praxis Is Where I’m Headed All research seeks to impact the world. Library and Information Science (LIS) desires it no less than the “hard” sciences. So I am gratified to see … Continue reading

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Editor’s Message: February 2012

By Sandra Hughes-Hassell To advance YALSA’s National Research Agenda, to celebrate the foundational work that informed the development of the agenda and of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), and in recognition of their influential contributions … Continue reading

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Editor’s Message: Fall 2011

By Sandra Hughes-Hassell This issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA) marks the beginning of our second year of publication. Over the past year, we have published articles on research topics such as the reading … Continue reading

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Research for the Next Generation

By Don Latham, Chair of the YALSA Research Committee The YALSA Research Agenda 2012—2016, adopted in October 2011 by YALSA’s Board of Directors, supports the organization’s mission to “build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower … Continue reading

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Young Adults’ Information Behavior: What We Know So Far and Where We Need to Go from Here

By Denise E. Agosto, Advisory Board Member, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults As the YALSA Research Agenda 2012—2016 reflects, an understanding of young adults’ information behavior (IB) is key to designing and delivering the best possible library … Continue reading

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The Impact of Libraries on Young Adults: Toward a Critical Research Agenda

By Kafi D. Kumasi, Advisory Board Member, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults One of the primary reasons for conducting research on any subject is to help administrators and policy-makers make informed decisions about resource allocation. Conducting research … Continue reading

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Gimme Shelter: Informal and Formal Learning Environments in Library Land

By Frances Jacobson Harris, Advisory Board Chair, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults When reminiscing about their high school years, alumni from my school often focus on the creative projects they voluntarily undertook outside of formal class requirements–projects … Continue reading

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The Young Adult Voice in Research about Young Adults

By Robin Moeller, Amy Pattee, and Angela Leeper,’  Advisory Board Members, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults Research that examines the interests, behaviors, and preferences of young adults is often conducted by those scholars who hold an affinity … Continue reading

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