The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA), the official research journal of ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is currently accepting submissions for a special themed issue. The issue will highlight research related to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues and public and school library services for teens. We also welcome research papers examining other diversity issues and the implications for teen library services. Researchers, librarians, graduate students, and others who conduct research related to young adults (ages 12 – 18) and libraries are invited to submit manuscripts. Papers describing both scholarly research (qualitative, quantitative, or theory development) as well as action research are welcome for peer review and consideration of publication. Papers that report library programs but lack an original research component will not be considered.
Writer’s guidelines are located at http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/. Email manuscripts by October 30, 2015, to editor Denise Agosto at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JRLYA is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal located at: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practice to support young adult library services. JRLYA presents original research concerning: 1) the informational and developmental needs of teens; 2) the management, implementation, and evaluation of young adult library services; and 3) other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with this population.