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 to the field, the JRLYA advisory board invited several scholars to contribute short statements of research interest and direction. In this issue, we are pleased to feature essays from Anthony Bernier, Carol C. Kuhlthau, and Virginia A. Walter.
In their essays, which serve as calls to action for the LIS community, Bernier, Kulhthau, and Walter challenge LIS researchers to investigate problems that really matter, to question how their research informs both theory and practice, and to view teens as research partners, not just as subjects. We hope their essays inspire you in your research-related pursuits.