YALS Summer 2020 IssueYoung Adult Library Services (ISSN 1541-4302) is the award-winning official journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. YALS primarily serves as a vehicle for continuing education for librarians serving young adults, ages twelve through eighteen. It will include articles of current interest to the profession, act as a showcase for best practices, provide news from related fields, and will spotlight significant events of the organization and offer in-depth reviews of professional literature. YALS will also serve as the official record of the organization.

YALS is now also available digitally to subscribers and members.

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YALS  is now all digital! Please view the FAQ below:

Who’s affected by this transition?
YALSA members and YALS subscribers.

What’s happened to YALS?
YALS has transitioned to a new, all digital, robust platform.

When is this transitioning happening?
The Winter 2018 issue was the last print issue. The Spring 2018 issue was the first digital issue of YALS.

How can I access the digital version? A quarterly e-blast will be sent out to all YALS readers (YALSA members and YALS subscribers) every time a new issue is released. To ensure you receive these, please update your email address in your ALA profile. To do this, visit http://www.ala.org/, click on “login” in the upper right hand corner, log-in with your credentials, click on “my profile” and view the options available to update your profile. You can also log into your ALA account and access the links on the YALSA “Members’ Only” page under “Member Center.”

Why did you transition to digital only?
To give you easy, on-the-go access to the journal, no matter where or when. We’re confident that the new, robust platform will give you a positive, enhanced reading experience.

The platform allows you to:

  • Access the journal on any browser-based mobile device or laptop/desktop computer
  • Print pages and save issues or individual pages as PDFs
  • View content as a news feed or flip book format, as well as a text-only mode for small devices
  • Search individual issues and across archived issues
  • Access live hyperlinks, advertiser index, archives, and articles from the Table of Contents
  • And more!

Questions? Please contact LaMoya Burks at lburks@ala.org.

Please note, YALS does not publish research articles. However, YALSA does have a research journal called, The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults that does. Learn more here.