Over the summer Talya Sokoll traveled across the United States to learn about library services and collections for teens. Talya paid particular attention to space and collections that support the needs of LGBT teens. In this 10 minute video interview YALS Editorial Advisory Board member Michelle Bayuk talks with Talya about Talya’s trip and what she learned about library services during her travels.


You can read Talya’s article on trans* teens in YA literature in the summer issue of YALS, she updated the article on the YALS site and published a list of trans* YA titles there as well. You can also read her Roadtripping Librarian blog posts on this site.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President and the Youth and Family Learning Manager at the Seattle Public Library.

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