Volume 10, Issue 3 of of YALSA’s Journal of Research on Libraries & Young Adults (JRLYA) is now available online at http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/. This issue features research papers relating to library digital services and peritextual elements.
In their study, “‘Getting Basic Information Isn’t as Helpful as the Nuanced Advice We Can Give Each Other’: Teens with Autism on Digital Citizenship Education,” Amelia Anderson and Abigail Phillips surveyed teens with autism to better understand their experiences with online bullying and the extent to which they wish to engage with digital citizenship programming at their local public libraries.
Rachel M. Magee and Margaret H. Buck worked with teen researchers Juliana Kitzmann, Nathaniel Morris, Dylan Petrimoulx, Matthew Rich, Joshua Sensiba, Eyan Tiemann, and Aidan Wempe to examine teen social media practices in their article, “Teen Social Media Practices and Perceptions of Peers: Implications for Youth Services Providers and Researchers.” The researchers discuss their analysis of survey results, which suggest that teens have a complex relationship with technology and prioritizing learning while online.
JRLYA is YALSA’s open-access, peer-reviewed research 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 teens. Writer’s guidelines are located at http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/.
Robin A. Moeller, editor, JRLYA