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Fellowship Opportunity

The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2015 Distinguished Fellows program, an annual program designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research to improve the lives of youth.  Fellowships are up to $175,000 for projects ranging from 6 months to 2 years.  To learn more or apply, visit their web site.  There are multiple deadlines…


Added by YALSA on January 21, 2015 at 5:49pm — No Comments

New issue of YALSA's research journal available

The latest issue of JRLYA is now available full text online.  Topics include digital youth, cultural competence, graphic novels, and more.

Added by YALSA on January 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

New Web Site to Facilitate Research Practice Partnerships

The new research practice partnerships site aims to serve as a "one-stop shop" for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education.  The site covers topics ranging from structuring a partnership to funding and staffing, and provides resources, work samples and tips to build and strengthen…


Added by YALSA on January 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

YALSA's Seeking Volunteers for Research Committees

From now through March 1st, interested members are invited to submit a Committee Volunteer Form to serve on the following:

The term of service is July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  These…


Added by YALSA on January 2, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

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.

Added by YALSA on December 5, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

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:!proposals/c4dl


Program Track A: Collections & Resources would be a great place for studies of YA…


Added by YALSA on August 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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): and…


Added by YALSA on May 14, 2014 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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:


For the summer of 2014, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn…


Added by YALSA on March 18, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on February 12, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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 to download the report and executive summary today!   Join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #yalsaforum.



Added by YALSA on January 8, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

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

Added by YALSA on December 30, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments

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  The goal is to publish a final report in January 2014.  This project is part of a year-long, grant…


Added by YALSA on September 16, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on August 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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…


Added by YALSA on August 15, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Project Bamboo

Project Bamboo is a handy registry of digital research tools designed for scholarly use.

Added by YALSA on August 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

National Afterschool Association Seeks Summer Research Intern

The NAA Research Intern will work closely with the Executive Director and other NAA partners and stakeholders.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to collecting, analyzing and synthesizing existing research for use by program leaders, site directors and other afterschool professionals; conducting interviews of national afterschool organization representatives as part of a data collection effort; creating fact sheets and research reports for distribution to a national professional…


Added by YALSA on May 16, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments

Teens, Libraries & Social Media: join the online discussion!

Posted on behalf of Jack Martin, YALSA President:

YALSA and Connected Learning TV will kick-off a month-long series of conversations around teens and the future of school & public libraries beginning May 2, 2013.

YALSA President H. Jack Martin and Crystle Martin, Postdoctoral Researcher for the Connected Learning Research Network, will be the moderators for these free virtual chats, which will look at the roles social media and…


Added by YALSA on April 25, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Postdoctoral position to study HASTAC's network and impact

HASTAC is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to carry out social network data analysis  for a newly awarded $294,000 NSF EAGER project "Assessing the Impact of Technology-Aided Participation and Mentoring on Transformative Interdisciplinary Research:  A Data-Based Study of the Incentives and Success of an Exemplar Academic Network.”  Through a large-scale analysis of  the HASTAC social network, the Postdoc will investigate the interplay of cyberinfrastructure and scholarly…


Added by YALSA on April 16, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Applications open for JRLYA Member Editor Position

YALSA is seeking a Member Editor for its open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic research journal, the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA). JRLYA publishes high-quality research on library services to young adults quarterly. The position term would begin June 1, 2013. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2013.

The Member Editor will be responsible for the textual and graphic content of the continuous publication, and will work closely with YALSA’s Research…


Added by YALSA on March 27, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Present a Paper at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia

YALSA seeks proposals for its Trends Impacting Young Adult Services Paper Presentation, sponsored by YALSA’s past presidents and held at Midwinter Meeting. Proposals are due by June 1. The presenter will receive up to $1,500 to defray travel and registration costs.  The paper will be published in YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young…


Added by YALSA on March 27, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

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