Welcome to the Network for Research on Libraries and Teens. This community is sponsored by YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) and is the space for those interested in and performing teen research to connect with each other. Feel free to explore the space and become an active member of the community.

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Censorship in collection development for young adults

I am currently working on a research paper regarding censorship in collection development for young adults with a focus on how that impinges on intellectual freedom.Any resources would be greatly…Continue

Started by Sarah Mellowship Oct 12, 2011.

Research Requests 1 Reply

Are you looking for research on a particular topic? Let the Network know of your needs. Include information on the reason for the need for the research - advocacy within your community, library…Continue

Started by Linda W. Braun. Last reply by Christine Turland Sep 23, 2011.

Research Support

Have a question about the research project you are working on? Wonder if there is someone who can help you brainstorm an area of research? Post your question, topic, comment here and connect with…Continue

Started by Linda W. Braun Mar 25, 2011.


National Research Agenda

YALSA's National Research Agenda has four priority areas: 1) Impact of Libraries on Young Adults, 2) YA Literacies and Resources, 3) Information Seeking Behaviors and Needs of YAs and 4) Informal and Formal Learning Environments and YAs.


Read YALSA's Journal of Research of Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA). The web-based journal is published quarterly and includes research on a variety of topics related to teens including literature, technology, and development.

YALSA Research Resources Wiki

Check out YALSA's wiki filled with resources to looking for and involved in research related to teens.  Feel free to add to the wiki with materials with which you are familiar.


YA Research Around the Globe

Add your information to the map by clicking on this link: YA Research Around the Globe




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call for papers for 2016 International Association of School Librarianship Conference

If you are interested in attending the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) 2016 conference in Tokyo this August, please be aware that May 15, 2016 is the deadline for early bird registration rates and for the call for papers.  At this event you will have an opportunity to listen to a wide range of professional and research presentations, visit Japanese school libraries, and meet people who share your interests, enthusiasms or challenges.  Visit the IASL 2016 conference page…See More
Mar 23
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Apply by March 25, 2016 for ALA Google Policy Fellowship

The American Library Association (ALA) today announces the opening of the application process for the prestigious 2016 Google Policy Fellowship program. The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) began its participation in this program at the program’s founding in 2008.For the summer of 2016, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA policy office in Washington, D.C., to learn about national…See More
Mar 7
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Apply by May 1, 2016 for funding for STEM related research

This special joint NLG-Libraries and NLG-Museums initiative invites proposals for research on informal educational approaches that leverage community Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professionals in the broadest sense. Funded research projects of up to $1M will create a foundation for reaching children and families from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds, with different levels of knowledge about STEM.IMLS is interested in proposals for design-based research…See More
Feb 9
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Submit a paper for YALSA's 2016 YA Services Symposium

YALSA is looking for papers for its 2016 YA Services Symposium about empowering teens through libraries.  The event will be held Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, PA. The event will gather together school and public library staff, educators, researchers, young adult authors and other teen advocates to discuss the role of libraries in empowering teens within the library and beyond.  The event will pursue answers to such questions as:  How can libraries leverage teen talent and expertise within the library…See More
Jan 27
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apply to attend a research summit on school libraries & student success

AASL invites doctoral students and professors to submit their interest to be part of the Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) Research Summit in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 7, 2016. More information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/CLASS.The CLASS Summit II intends to bring a national focus and agenda to research surrounding causal evidence that school libraries make positive contributions to student…See More
Jan 26
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The Future of Teen Services in LIS Education

Please join YALSA for "The Future of Teen Services in LIS Education," Friday, Jan. 8th at the ALA Midwinter Meeting from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Anyone interested in exploring this topic is welcome to attend this free and open session, organized by members of YALSA's Research Committee and JRLYA Advisory Board. In 2014 YALSA published a report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action." …See More
Nov 19, 2015
Profile IconLinda Mercer and Jes Caron joined Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Oct 21, 2015
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Sep 4, 2015
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Tools for Research/Practice Partnerships

The William T. Grant Foundation has compiled a list of free resources to help interested researchers and organization pursue reasearch/practice partnerships: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/RPPSee More
Aug 5, 2015
YALSA posted a blog post

Research/Policy Internship Available at American Youth Policy Forum

AYPF is now accepting applications for the position of Research/Policy Intern for the Fall 2015 period. The Research/Policy Intern will:      Work with program staff to collect data for briefing papers, fact sheets, and publications.      Research promising practices to help identify potential programs to highlight in publications, forums, and study tours.      Track and analyze effective youth policies and practices in states and districts.      Assist with communications to key contacts on…See More
Jul 22, 2015
Rebecca Moe is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Jul 22, 2015
YALSA posted a blog post

Post-doc Opportunity: apply by July 31,2015

One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, at the UC Humanities Research Institute, based on the University of California, Irvine campus. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded research network on Connected Learning, investigating how digital and networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms of learning. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting ethnographic and design…See More
Jun 18, 2015
Judy Coughlin is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Jun 2, 2015
YALSA posted a blog post

Call for Abstracts: Public Libraries & STEM Conference

Between now and April 2nd 2015, submit an abstract for the Public Libraries & STEM conference, August 20 – 22, 2015, in Denver.   Ideas must focus on one of five topics:·         21st  Century Visions of STEM Learning in Public Libraries·         Case Studies of Successful STEM Implementation in Libraries·         Effective Collaboration Models  between Libraries and STEM Organizations·        …See More
Mar 9, 2015
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Jan 21, 2015
Ryan is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Jan 5, 2015

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