Trends Impacting Young Adult Services: A Paper Presentation Sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents

Call for Papers

 

Trends Impacting Young Adult Services: A Paper Presentation Sponsored by YALSA Past Presidents

The YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation is an annual event sponsored by past presidents of YALSA.  Its purpose is to provide a venue for educators, librarians, students, and others interested in young adult librarianship to gather and explore a topic of current interest that impacts the field.  The YALSA Midwinter Paper Committee will select one paper to be delivered at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.  The paper will be published in YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults after the conference.  For more information about the journal, visit http://yalsa.ala.org/jrlya.

 

Paper Topics

The YALSA Midwinter Paper Presentation Committee seeks proposals for papers presenting points of view based on current research and relating to topics covered either in YALSA’s Future of Library Services  for and with Teens Report (http://www.ala.org/yaforum/sites/ala.org.yaforum/files/content/YALSA_nationalforum_final.pdf)  or the YALSA Research Agenda, 2017-2021 (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/research/researchagenda).  The research agenda includes five priority areas:

Priority Area 1: Impact of Libraries as Teen Formal and Informal Learning Environments

Priority Area 2: Library Staff Training, Skills and Knowledge

Priority Area 3: Equity of Access

Priority Area 4: Cultural Competence, Social Justice and Equity

Priority Area 5: Community Engagement

 

Purpose of the Paper Presentation and Award

To provide a venue for educators, librarians, students, and others interested in young adult librarianship an opportunity to gather and explore a topic of current interest that impacts the field.

 

Application Requirements

Please use the official application form, (http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/5yB7V3839o2Iqaj).

Paper proposals are due no later than June 1, 2017.

Only previously unpublished papers will be accepted.

The winner will be selected, and all applicants will be notified by September 1, 2017.

All paper presenters must register for the Midwinter Meeting by December 1, 2017.

 

For questions, email the Midwinter Paper Presentation Committee Chair (cwelch11@utk.edu)

 

Statement on Eligibility

Any individual from within or outside of the library community is welcome to submit an application.  Membership in ALA/YALSA is not required.