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.


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.

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Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults

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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.


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.


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Summer Reading/Learning Research Needed

YALSA was contacted by a group of state library agency youth consultants asking what research was available that demonstrated the impact of library summer reading/learning programs.  If you know of any research, please reply to this message with the information.  If recent research does not exist, please consider the need for this type of information when considering your next research project.See More
Dec 5
YALSA posted a blog post

CFP for 2015 REFORMA Conference Open until Sept. 1

Are you doing research on the Latino community and its library needs? If so, please consider submitting a proposal to the Fifth REFORMA National Conference, which will be held in San Diego, April 1 - 4, 2015. The Call for Proposals is here:http://www.reformanationalconference.org/#!proposals/c4dl Program Track A: Collections & Resources would be a great place for studies of YA literature for Latinos.Program Track F:…See More
Aug 12
YALSA posted a blog post

YA and libraries data

Here’s some information from the IMLS that may be of interest:The Public Library Survey has since 2009 included a question on Young Adult Programming.  The latest survey results (2011) show that 8.8% of all reported public library programs were focused on young adults.  You can view the results by state here (pp. 31-36): http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/FY2011_PLS_Tables_8-17A.pdf and you can work with…See More
May 14
Crystle Martin is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
May 14
Samantha Marker is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Apr 18
YALSA posted a blog post

Be a 2014 Google Policy Fellow!

ALA seeks candidates for 2014 Google policy summer fellowship For the seventh consecutive year, the American Library Association is pleased to participate in the Google Policy Fellows program for 2014. Here’s a link to the application: https://www.google.com/policyfellowship/faq.html For the summer of 2014, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn about national policy and complete a…See More
Mar 18
YALSA posted a blog post

Submit Your Research Project for the Research Forums at ALA's 2014 Annual Conference

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) will sponsor two Research Forums at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV (June 26-July 1, 2014). The LRRT Forums are a set of programs at the ALA Annual Conference featuring presentations of LIS research, in progress or completed, followed by discussion. One of the forums is broad in scope and one is on a more specific topic. The forums are:Research: Data-Driven Decision-MakingLibraries collect data on usage of…See More
Feb 12
Beth Brendler is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Feb 12
YALSA posted a blog post

New report: the Future of Library Services for & with Teens: A Call to Action

As part of the year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens effort, YALSA has released a report, “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action” providing direction on how libraries need to adapt and change to meet the needs of 21st century teens. Visit www.ala.org/yaforum/project-report to download the report and executive summary today!   Join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #yalsaforum.The report is a…See More
Jan 8
Pamela Rellstab is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Jan 7
YALSA posted a blog post

Apply by Jan. 10th to participate in AASL research summit

AASL opens call for participants: Researchers are invited to submit their interest in participating in the AASL/IMLS research summit. Focused on setting an agenda for future school library research, the summit will take place April 11-12, 2014, in Chicago. Details at www.ala.org/aasl/rfpSee More
Dec 30, 2013
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Social Media & Technology Research

Join this group in order to talk with researchers and exchange ideas related to research on teens, technology, and social media.
Dec 3, 2013
Amanda Waugh joined Linda W. Braun's group

Literature Research

Join this group and join in discussions related specifically to research on the world of literature for teens.
Dec 3, 2013
Amanda Waugh joined Linda W. Braun's group

The Profession of YA Librarianship

This group is for those working on research in the area of YA librarianship as a profession. Join to talk with others about topics related to training, professional development, staffing, and more.
Dec 3, 2013
Profile IconSamantha Millsap, Jodi Krahnke, Amanda Waugh and 2 more joined Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Dec 3, 2013
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Sep 24, 2013

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