The following article was published late last week on the The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA) web site.
JRLYA is published by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults
Vol. 7, No. 1
This research examines school librarians’ perspectives on collecting LGBT materials.
Based on qualitative interviews with thirty-one school librarians, this project found generally strong support for collecting LGBT materials. School librarians discussed serving their communities, having resources for all students, and meeting the needs of diverse students. In addition, they shared several ways that school libraries can counter bullying: creating a bully-free zone in the library, collecting LGBT and anti-bullying materials, collaborating with guidance counselors and teachers, suggesting particular books for certain students, being a supporter of students, and positioning the school library as a safe space.
Also in March 2016 issue of The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults…