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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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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Samantha Marker is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
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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
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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
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Dec 3, 2013
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Sep 24, 2013
Denise E. Agosto is now a member of Network for Research on Libraries and Teens
Sep 16, 2013
YALSA posted a blog post

YALSA's seeking feedback on the future of libraries and teens

YALSA will post its draft report on the Future of Libraries and Teens online from Oct. 15th through Nov. 1st in order to seek public comment to help refine and strengthen the document.  We encourage you to mark your calendars so you can participate in the feedback process.  The draft report will be posted at www.ala.org/yaforum.  The goal is to publish a final report in January 2014.  This project is part of a year-long, grant funded initiative to…See More
Sep 16, 2013
YALSA posted a blog post

Apply to be a HASTAC Scholar!

Applications to the HASTAC Scholars program will be accepted through Sept. 24. Any undergraduate or graduate student is eligible - from any department, any discipline, any research field, any college or university. Scholars are united by their interest in the intersection of the humanities, sciences, technology, and pedagogy. We have Scholars in every field, from performance studies to computer science, from literature to architecture, from education to math.Scholars have consistently responded…See More
Aug 29, 2013
YALSA posted a blog post

Research Grant available

The William T. Grant Foundation supports research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Investigator Initiated Grants program through 1/8/14.The program is designed to support high-quality research projects that address the foundation's current research interests — enhancing the…See More
Aug 15, 2013

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