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Check out YALSA's new Research Agenda

Trying to focus your research? Find guidance in the newly updated YALSA Research Agenda (PDF), approved this month by YALSA's Board of Directors. Updated for the first time since 1994, the Research Agenda's goal is to determine what research is needed in our field. The introduction to the agenda best states its goals:

"The YALSA Research Agenda was developed by members of…

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Added by Stephanie Kuenn on October 12, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments

Dresang receives IMLS grant for early literacy research

Eliza Dresang, Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services and YALSA member, will build on her previous early literacy work with the Pierce County libraries, through a new $635,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Matching funds bring the total project funding to more than $1.2 million.

Early literacy programs are very common in public libraries across the nation, but libraries struggle to find accurate and meaningful ways to measure the impact…

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Added by Stephanie Kuenn on October 11, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

Two Digital Media and Learning Opportunities

October 19 is the deadline for proposals for the Digital Media and Learning Conference that will take place in March in San Francisco. Questions presentations at the conference will answer are:

  • What are the primary purposes and practices of education, and how can technology accelerate or decelerate them?
  • When we talk about disruptive technologies, what systems and players are we really seeking to change and to what end? 
  • What sectors,…
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Added by Linda W. Braun on September 20, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

Call for Papers JRLYA

Call for Papers: The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

 

The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, the official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is an online open-access, peer-reviewed journal.  The purpose of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services. Journal of Research on Libraries…

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Added by Sandra Hughes Hassell on July 22, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

Spring Issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)

The latest issue of JRLYA is now available. Don't miss the articles in this volume on:

  • Diversity in award winning and best-selling young adult literature.
  • Graphic novels and male teen reading.

Added by Linda W. Braun on July 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Winter Issue of the Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

The winter issue of JRLYA is now available. Included in the volume are articles on:

  • The Printz Award
  • Reading of rural teens
  • Book banning in school libraries

Added by Linda W. Braun on March 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Roots and Branches

Listen to Mary K. Chelton's lecture Roots and Branches: YA Services Past, Present, and Future which was presented as YALSA's 2011 Past Presidents' Lecture.

Added by Linda W. Braun on March 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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