Links/Where to Find…

This is a list of links to resources beyond YA Library UK. If you would like to view lists of resources provided by YA Library UK, please see the Resources for YA Library Services page.

General Teen and Young Adult Library Service Resources

+Teen Librarian (UK)
+CILIP Youth Libraries Group (UK)
+The Reading Agency (UK)
+Young Adult Library Services Association (USA)
YALSA blog
YALSA wiki
+CLASY (Canadian Libraries Are Serving Youth)
+Library Services for Young People (Ireland)
+Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (USA)
+Indie Librarian (USA)
+VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates (USA)
+Youth Services Corner (USA)

Teen Library Service Training in the UK

+Anne Harding
+Jerry Hurst
+Opening the Book

Teen Library Service Courses

+UCL Module: Services to children and young people
+YALSA’s Online Courses

Blogs by Secondary School and College Librarians

+Gryphon School LRC (UK)
+Big, Friendly Librarian (UK)
+JYHS Library Blog
+Trials of a Sixth Form Librarian (UK)
+FILMCLUB (provides all the resources for schools to set up free cinema clubs for students)

Child and Teen Development Information

+What Kids Need: The Building Blocks for Children and Youth

Teen Librarian Bloggers

+Teen Librarian’s Toolbox (USA)
+Funky Librarian (UK)
+Anne Harding (UK)
+Libraries and Young Adults (Canada)
+Liberry Jam
+Librarified (USA)
+GreenBeanTeenQueen (USA)
+YA Librarian Tales (USA)
+Justin the Librarian (USA)
+Information Goddess (USA)

Teen Library Spaces

+Headspace Efford (UK)

Library Activities and DIY

+Games In Libraries
+The 4 YA Blog DIY section

YA Booklists

+Devon Libraries’ GLBT Booklist for Young People
+Rainbow List (GLBT Books for Children and Teens)
+YA Booklists: Ethnicity, Race, Religion, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability (infrequently updated)
+Top 50 Sci Fi Novels for Kids and Young Adults
+Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists

Teen Writing and Teen Reviews

+Teens Read and Write
+Bizarre Reviews
+Word for Teens

YA Book Awards in the UK

+Booktrust Teenage Prize
+The Carnegie Medal
+Queen of Teen Award
+Youngminds Book Award (honors children’s and YA novels that “raise awareness and create understanding of mental health needs of children and young people”)

YA Book Awards Outside the UK

+YALSA YA book awards (includes audiobook and non-fiction awards)
+Schneider Family Book Award (honors children’s and YA books portraying disability)
+Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award (also honors children’s and YA books portraying disability)
+Stonewall Book Awards (includes an award for children’s and teen books “relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience”)

Academic Journals and Research

+The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
+The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

YA Book Review Blogs

+Chicklish: The UK’s Teen Fiction Site
+Wondrous Reads (UK)
+The Bookette (UK)
+Girls ❤ Books (UK)
+SisterSpooky: Book Fangirl (UK)
+Readaraptor! (UK)
+YA Book Shelf (Canada)
+Forever Young Adult (US)
+The Story Siren (US)
+I Was a Teenage Book Geek (UK)
+Adult Books 4 Teens (US)
+Persnickety Snark
+Queer YA (USA)
+I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read? (USA)
+Teen RC: Canada’s Teen Reading Club
+Teenage Fiction for All Ages
+YA Book Nerd
+The Crooked Shelf
+Reading Corner: Young Adult
+Asamum Booktopia (UK)
+Chick Lit Teens

Websites for Teen Writers

+Digi-Tale (UK)

Graphic Novels and Manga Reviewed

+The Lair: Reviews of Graphic Novels for Teens
+Graphic Novel Reporter
+Reading Corner: Graphic Novels

Teen Pop Culture

+The 4YA Blog
+Teen Today (UK)
+SugarScape (UK)
+Kerrang! (UK)
+Rookie Magazine

Helplines, Crisis Lines and Advice for Teens

+Alien Ink’s List of Useful Links (fairly comprehensive list of agencies and contact details)

Resources for GLBT Teens

+Gay Youth UK
+The Gay Youth Corner
+Queer Youth Network
+Being Gay is Okay
+Mermaids: family and individual support for teenagers and children with gender identity issues

Resources for Muslim Teens

+Musl!m Youth
+Muslim Youth Helpline
+The Revival: Voice of the Muslim Youth


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