2018 YALSA Symposium Call for Papers
  • 2018 YALSA Young Adult Services Symposium Paper Proposal

    Zeroing In: Focusing on Teen Needs

    Many school and public libraries are being asked to do more with less. Identifying and honing in on teens’ greatest needs can help you prioritize service and mobilize resources. While teen needs often vary from community to community, all teens can benefit from building social and emotional skills that will help them succeed in school, college, careers and life. Libraries can leverage collections, services, programs, community partnerships and more to help teens build skills around self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationships, and social awareness. At this symposium we will explore how libraries can best support teens’ social and emotional learning to help them effectively navigate a challenging world.

    Salt Lake City, UT, November 2-4, 2018

    Call for Program Proposals: A program will last approximately 90 minutes and will take place between 8am and 5pm on November 3 or 8 am and 12 pm on November 4, 2018.

    Application Requirements:
    • All paper proposals must be received by February 15, 2018.
    • All papers must support one or more of the five priorities in YALSA's National Research Agenda.
    • All paper presenters must register at the reduced presenter rate ($69) for the Symposium by September 1, 2018.
    • All paper presenters must fund all their travel costs to the symposium.
    • Only one paper proposal per person will be accepted.
    • For questions, please contact Nichole O’Connor at noconnor@ala.org or 1.800.545.2433 x4387

    All applicants will be notified the week of April 1, 2018. Accepted papers will be considered for a future issue of YALSA's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults only if they are research papers that meet the guidelines of the journal.
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