Saturday, April 2, 2011

Call for Papers: Trends Impacting Young Adult Services

Call for Papers: Trends Impacting Young Adult Services

The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association is seeking papers that address topics in YALSA’s Research Agenda (, as well as these areas of interest:

* How have changes in the overall population from a cross-cultural perspective affected services for young adults?
* How are library services for young adults impacted by the teen population’s embrace of social media?
* What do we know about the information-seeking behaviors and leisure reading needs of immigrant young adults?
* What role do the school and public library settings and/or librarians play in supporting effective communication between adults and adolescents?

One paper will be selected to be delivered at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association “Trends Impacting Young Adult Services” session sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents. The presenter will receive up to $1500 to defray travel and registration costs, and the paper will be published in a future issue of YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.

Membership in ALA/YALSA is not a requirement for submission.

We encourage all colleagues to take advantage of this opportunity. Complete information available at

Address questions to Committee Chair Mary Arnold

Apologies for cross-posting.

Stephanie D. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Coordinator, McConnell Center/Conference
Convener, YALSA Intellectual Freedom Interest Group
School of Library & Information Science
University of Kentucky
333 Little Library Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0224