The Winter 2011 issue of YALSA’s Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is now available at http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. Articles in this issue include:
- Editorial: Winter 2011 by Marcia Mardis, guest editor
- An Initial Exploration of Printz Award Winners from Outside the U.S. by Catherine Andronik
- The Printz Award Winners Under a Microscope: Content Trends, Committee Challenges, and Teen Popularity by Joni Richards Bodart, Ashley N. Barrineau, and Mary L. Flamino
- Rural Teens on the Role of Reading in Their Lives by Paulette M. Rothbauer
- Information Seeking in the Context of a Hobby: A Case Study of a Young Adult with Asperger’s Syndrome by Katie O’Leary
- The School Library versus the School Board: An Exploration of the Book Banning Trend of the 1980s by Amy Pelman and Beverly Lynch
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults is published four times a year by the Young Adult Library Services Association in November, February, May, and August. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practices to support young adult library services.
Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults promotes and publishes high quality original research concerning the informational and developmental needs of young adults; the management, implementation, and evaluation of library services for young adults; and other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with young adults. The journal also includes literary and cultural analysis of classic and contemporary writing for young adults.