Publications for Teen Librarians

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The ALAN Review" From the site: "The ALAN Review is a peer-reviewed (refereed) journal published by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English. It is devoted solely to the field of literature for adolescents. . . .THE ALAN REVIEW publishes reviews of and articles on literature for adolescents and the teaching of that literature: research studies, papers presented at professional meetings, surveys of the literature, critiques of the literature, articles about authors, comparative studies across genre and/or cultures, articles on ways to teach the literature to adolescents, and interviews of authors."

Hornbook From the site: "Independent, opinionated, and authoritative, The Horn Book Magazine is for everyone who needs to know about children literature. Each bimonthly issue contains invaluable reviews of the newest books available, lively articles and columns covering a variety of aspects of children books, and more. For 75 years, the Magazine has been the nation premier journal of record for children literature. Professional reading that is also a pleasure."

Journal of Youth Services in Libraries From the site: "The Journal of Youth Services in Libraries is the official publication of two divisions of the American Library Association: the Association for Library Service to Children and the Young Adult Library Services Association. The Journal serves as a vehicle for continuing education among librarians working with children and young adults, as a showcase for current practice in both specialties, and as a spotlight for significant activities and programs of both sponsoring divisions." (CEASED PUBLICATION IN 2001)

Kliatt From the site: "KLIATT, a bimonthly magazine, publishes reviews of paperback books, hardcover fiction for adolescents, audiobooks, and educational software recommended for libraries and classrooms serving young adults."

School Library Journal From the site: "School Library Journal, the print magazine, and now, School Library Journal Online, the web site, serve librarians who work with young people in school and public libraries. The two publications give librarians indispensable information needed to manage libraries, from creating high-quality collections to understanding how technology can assist (or hinder) learning."

Voice of Youth Advocates From the site: "Owned by Scarecrow Press, part of the Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) is a bimonthly journal addressing librarians, educators, and other professionals who work with young adults. The only magazine devoted exclusively to the informational needs of teenagers, it was founded in 1978 by librarians and renowned intellectual freedom advocates Dorothy M. Broderick and Mary K. Chelton o identify the social myths that keep us from serving young people and replace them with knowledge.?

VOICES FROM THE MIDDLE Voices from the Middle is [the National Council of Teachers of English] journal created just for teachers at the middle school level. . . .Each issue is devoted to one topic or concept related to literacy and learning at the middle school level. Each issue includes teachers' descriptions of authentic classroom practices, middle school students' reviews of adolescent literature, a technology column, and reviews of professional resources for teachers.

Young Adult Library Services (YALS) YALS is the official journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Published four times a year, it is free to YALSA members or $10 per issue for nonmembers. YALS balances articles on the latest research with columns about best practices in the field of young adult librarianship. Other features include booklists and reviews of professional materials for librarians and library media specialists.