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YALSA's 2017 - 2021 Research Agenda on Libraries, Learning & Teens

At their meeting last month, YALSA’s Board of Directors adopted the new research agenda for YALSA.  We just posted it online here:

Please feel free to distribute this widely.  Thank you!

Added by YALSA on February 9, 2017 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Fellowship Opportunity for Faculty Teaching Media or Tech Courses

Apply by Feb. 28, 2017.  The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is offering this opportunity as a part of their Ready to Code (RtC) project.  RtC Faculty Fellows will work with the RtC Phase II project team to develop, revise, and pilot technology and media curricula that infuses existing courses with content and learning experiences grounded in…


Added by YALSA on January 12, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments

call for papers on teens, social justice and libraries open until Feb. 15, 2017

The deadline has been extended for the call for papers relating to social justice, libraries and teens for the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.  The new deadline is Feb. 15, 2017.  Learn more at

Added by YALSA on December 19, 2016 at 2:09pm — No Comments

call for comments on YALSA's Draft Research Agenda

YALSA has been working on updating the existing Research Agenda so that it’s aligned with the Futures Report and our new organizational plan.  As members of the research community, your input and direction is invaluable.  We hope you can take some time to review the draft agenda and share your…


Added by YALSA on December 7, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Call for papers on teens and college and career readiness

YALSA's YA Services Symposium will take place in Louisville, KY, November 3 -5, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Louisville with a theme of: Libraries:  Helping All Teens Build a Better Future.

The Symposium will gather together school and public library staff, educators, researchers, young adult authors and other teen advocates…


Added by YALSA on December 7, 2016 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Research & Practice Fellow Opportunity: apply by Nov. 4, 2016

Apply for a 2017 Research + Practice Fellowship of up to $2000, designed for STEM educators and researchers interested in building more connections across research + practice.

The Research + Practice Collaboratory supports increased communication and collaboration among educators and educational researchers. To advance this cause, we created the Research + Practice Fellowship program to support educators to travel to research conferences, and researchers to travel to educator…


Added by YALSA on October 24, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments

Searching for help

Hello, I am the founder of Books for Kigutu, a small non profit working in Southern Burundi. We are building a library in Kigutu with the help of Village Health Works (ngo). I need help finding a supplier of new libraries that will give a diverse selection of books for our new library in 2017. Focus on children age 2-18 and also adults. Thank you for helping.

Added by Katherine Leppek on August 13, 2016 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

call for papers on teens, social justice and libraries

YALSA’s peer reviewed, open source Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is seeking papers now through Dec. 5th, 2016.  Details are here:

Added by YALSA on August 12, 2016 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on March 23, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on March 7, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on February 9, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on January 27, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

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

The CLASS Summit II intends to bring a national focus and agenda to research surrounding causal evidence that school libraries make positive contributions to…


Added by YALSA on January 26, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on November 19, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

STEM related research

The is a collaborative that brings together practitioners and researchers around the topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

Added by YALSA on September 4, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

IMLS funding opportunities for FY16

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) for the first round of FY 2016 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). The NLG program will invest in projects that address challenges faced by the library and…


Added by YALSA on September 4, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments

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:

Added by YALSA on August 5, 2015 at 2:40pm — No Comments

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.
  •      …

Added by YALSA on July 22, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on June 18, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on March 9, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

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