January 20, 2022

Article: "Young Adults’ Information Behavior: What We Know So Far and Where We Need to Go from Here"

In Fall, 2011 Issue (Vol. 2, No. 1) of Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults

Author: Denise E. Agosto

From the Article:

Young adult IB [information behavior] research spans several disciplines, most notably library and information science, education, psychology, and communications. It can be divided into three general categories: 1) studies resulting in the identification of young adults’ information needs; 2) studies leading to the development of models of young adults’ information practices; and 3) studies resulting in descriptions of young adults’ digital information behavior.

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See Also: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Research Agenda

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.