Professional Publications by VOYA Board Members

The VOYA Editorial Advisory Board is an active, accomplished group of talented people who have made major contributions to the world of young adult library services.  The list of their publications shows their dedication to the profession. We are proud that this talented group has chosen to work with us to make VOYA magazine the best it can be. This list is under construction, check back for updates!




Brehm Heeger, Paula. Serving Urban Teens. Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Dresang, Eliza T., Melissa Gross, and Leslie E. Holt. Dynamic Youth Services through Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation. American Library Association, 2006.

An introduction to outcome based planning for youth librarians with examples from two and a half year research project conducted by authors in Saint Louis Public Library.


Dresang, Eliza T., and John S. Simmons. School Censorship in the 21st Century. International Reading Association, 2001.

Discussion of attempts to deny intellectual access to youth in the 21st century, an analysis of historical and socio?political context, and guidance for constructive collaborations that will thwart censorship challenges.


Dresang, Eliza T. Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age. H. W. Wilson Co., 1999.

A theory developed and applied here to identify and analyze children’s and young adult literature reflecting the interactivity, connectivity, and access of the digital world.

Dresang, Eliza T. The Land and People of Zambia. Lippincott, 1975.

Research conducted in Zambia and Kenya. Junior high through adult. In print 1975–1990.

Holley, Pam Spencer, and Julie Bartel. Annotated Book Lists for Every Teen Reader: The Best from the Experts at YALSA-Bk. Neal-Schuman, 2010.

Holley, Pam Spencer. Quick and Popular Reads for Teens. ALA Editions, 2009.

Holley, Pam Spencer, and Janis Ansell. What Do Children and Young Adults Read Next?, volumes 5-6. Gale, 2002-2005.

Holley, Pam Spencer. What Do Young Adults Read Next?, volumes 1-4. Gale, 1994-2002.

Lesesne, Teri. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time. Stenhouse, 2003.

Matching readers to books requires knowledge about the readers, about the books, and about the strategies that help connect the two.

Lesesne, Teri. Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers. Stenhouse, 2006.

Tweens present some unique challenges in terms of selecting appropriate reading materials and following up with motivating activities and strategies.

Lesesne, Teri. Reading Ladders: Leading Readers from Where They Are to Where We’d Like Them to Be. Heinemann, 2010.

How can we best move readers from the books they love right now to new books to love without losing them along the way?

Tuccillo, Diane P. Library Teen Advisory Groups: a VOYA Guide. Scarecrow Press, 2005.

Tuccillo, Diane P. Teen-Centered Library Service: Putting Youth Participation into Practice. Libraries Unlimited, 2010.

Book Chapters


Bernier, Anthony. “Spacing Out with Young Adults: Translating YA Space Concepts Back into Practice.” The Information Needs and Behaviors of Urban Teens: Research and Practice. Edited by Denise E. Agosto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell. ALA Editions, 2010.

A conceptual approach to applying emerging patterns in executing library space equity for young adults.

Bernier, Anthony, and Jessica Snow. “College Application Essay Workshop for Homeless and Foster Teens.” Cool Teen Programs for under $100. Edited by Jenine Lillian. American Library Association, 2009.

A program profile on college application essay workshops for marginalized youth.

Bernier, Anthony. “Not Broken by Someone Else’s Schedule: On Joy and Young Adult Information-Seeking.” Youth Information-Seeking Behavior: Theories, Models, and Issues. Edited by Mary K. Chelton and Colleen Cool. Scarecrow Press, 2007.

This chapter critically synthesizes twenty years of writing and research on YA information-seeking and nominates new questions for future research.

Bernier, Anthony. “YA Space: The Final Frontier.” Young Adult Services Institute: Serving San Joaquin Valley Teens in the 21st Century. Edited by K. Worman. San Joaquin Valley Library System, 2003.

This chapter advances basic and applicable spatial ideas for YA spaces within the context of a day-long workshop.

Bernier, Anthony. “Echo Park Branch, Los Angeles Public Library: Service Volunteer Program.” Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults. Edited by Mary K. Chelton. American Library Association, 2000.

A program profile of a successful YA volunteer program in a small branch library.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Origin, History, and Committee Processes.” Quick and Popular Reads for Teens. Edited by Pam Spencer Holley. American Library Association, 2009.

Dresang, Eliza T. (forthcoming).  “Radical Ramona”.  Beverly Cleary. Edited by Lynne McKechnie. University of Washington Press.

Dresang, Eliza T. (forthcoming 2010). School Libraries and the Transformation of Readers and Reading. Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Edited by Shelby Wolf, Karen Coats, Patricia Enciso, and Christine A. Jenkins. Routledge. Evidence-based place of the school library in developing readers and reading.

Dresang, Eliza T. “The Textbook That Isn’t”.  Instructor’s Manual for Pleasures of Children’s Literature. Edited by Perry Nodelman. pp. 7-20. Addison Wesley Longman, 2002. Available:

Added with my permission to Perry Nodelman’s Online Teaching Guide, fall, 2002. Accompanies 3rd edition of his print book.

Dresang, Eliza T.  “The Service Imperative: An Introduction”. The Service Imperative for Libraries: Essays in Honor of Margaret E. Monroe. Edited by Gail Schlachter. pp. 13-18. Libraries Unlimited, 1982.

Dresang, Eliza T.  “Radical Change, Postmodernism, and Contemporary Picturebooks”. Postmodern Picturebooks: Play, Parody, and Self-referentiality. Edited by Lawrence Sipe and Sylvia Pantaleo. Routledge, 2008.

Origin and application of Radical Change and postmodernism to contemporary picturebooks.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Radical Change”.  Theories of Information Behavior: A Researcher’s Guide. Edited by Karen E. Fisher, Sanda Erdelez, and Lynne E.F. McKechnie. pp. 298-302. Information Today, Inc. for the Association for Information Science & Technology, 2005.

Discussion of Radical Change theory, extending its scope to general information seeking behavior.

Dresang, Eliza T.  “Hermione Granger and the Heritage of Gender in Harry Potter”.  Harry Potter and the Ivory Tower: Critical Responses to a Literary Phenomenon. Edited by Lana Whited. pp. 211-242. University of Missouri Press, 2002.

Gender dynamics discussed from the standpoint of contemporary feminist literary theory.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Radical Qualities of the Tale of Peter Rabbit”. Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit: A Children’s Classic at 100. Edited by Margaret Mackey. pp. 99-116. Children’s Literature Association Centennial Studies 2.  Scarecrow Press for the International Children’s Literature Association, 2002.

Application of Radical Change theory to analysis of a classic work for children.

Dresang, Eliza T. and Melissa Gross. “Evaluating Children’s Resources and Services in a Networked Environment: An Outcome-based Model”.  Evaluating Networked Information Services. Edited by John Bertot and Charles A. McClure. pp. 23-44. Information Today, Inc. for the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 2001.

The original publication of outcome-based model for evaluating children’s use of technology in a public library.

Dresang, Eliza T.  “Outstanding Contemporary Literature: Pura Belpré and Américas Selections with Appeal for Digital Age Youth”. Library Services to Youth of Hispanic Heritage. Edited by Barbara Immroth and Kathleen de la Peña McCook. pp. 69-87.  McFarland, 2000.

Application of radical change theory to award?winning Latino literature for youth. Discussion of implications of intellectual access for a specific user group.

Dresang, Eliza T. “There Are No Other Children: Special Children in Library Media Centers”. School Library Journal, September 1977.

Reprinted in School Library Journal’s Best: A Reader for Children’s, Young Adult, and School Librarians. Edited by Marilyn L. Miller, Tom Downen, and Lillian Gerhardt.  Neal-Schuman. Selected from 50 years of publishing at School Library Journal.

Reprinted in  Meeting the Needs of the Handicapped: A Resource For Teachers and Librarians.  Edited by Carol H. Thomas and James L. Thomas. Oryx Press, 1980.

Reprinted in  Reader in Children’s Librarianship. Edited by Joan Foster. Greenwood,1996/1977. Library service to children with special needs placed in a philosophical framework.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Interviewing Using Micro-moments and Backward Chaining”.   Evaluation Strategies and Techniques for Public Library Children’s Services:  Sourcebook.  Edited by Jane Robbins, Holly Willett, M.J. Wiseman, and Doug Zweizig. University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, 1990.

Unique interviewing methodology adapted from Brenda Derwin and used with children.

Holley, Pam Spencer, and Nancy Bard. “Renovation of a School Library: A Case Study.” Designing And Renovating School Library Media Centers. Edited by Jane P. Klasing. American Library Association, 1991.

Holley, Pam Spencer. “Young Adult Literature.” Handbook of the American Library Association. American Library Association, 1988 and 1989.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Choosing and Reading YA Fiction”.  Reading on the Edge: Enabling, Empowering, and Engaging Middle School Readers. Edited by Leigh Van Horn. Christopher Gordon Publishers, 2008.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Of Time, Teens, and Books”. Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice. Edited by Kylene Beers, et al. Heinemann, 2007.


Bernier, A. (February 2012). An Agenda of Praxis for Young Adult Librarianship, Journal of Research on Library Young Adult Services, vol. 2, issue 1.

Bernier, Anthony. (2011). “Reaching Escape Velocity and the Purpose of SLIS Student Research Journal,” SLIS Student Research Journal: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 2. Available at:

Bernier, Anthony. “Representations of Youth in Local Media: Implications for Library Service.” Library and Information Science Research. 33, pp. 158-167. (April 2011)

This content evaluation research documents the daily representations of youth in two small community newspapers over a three month period, identifies patterns, and connects them to implications and questions about YA services.

Bernier, Anthony. “Ten Years of “YA Spaces of Your Dreams:” What Have We Learned?” Voice of Youth Advocates Online. May 2010.  Available:

Examines ten years of VOYA YA space profiles to identify patterns and practices thus far established by pioneering libraries. One result: libraries devote 2 percent of their total square footage to teens.

Bernier, Anthony.  “’A Space for Myself to Go’: Early Patterns in Small YA Spaces.” Public Libraries. 48, no. 5, pp. 33-47. (September/October 2009)

The first scholarly research on YA spaces, this article reports on the same research above (Bernier, May 2010) with more data and detail.

Bernier, Anthony, and  N. Branch.  “A TeenZone: Humming Its Own New Tune.” Voice of Youth Advocates. 32, no. 3, pp. 204-206. (August 2009)

A brief VOYA profile of an innovative YA space.

Bernier, Anthony.  “Young Adult Volunteering in Public Libraries: Managerial Implications.” Library Administration and Management. 23 no. 3, pp. 95-112. (Summer 2009).

This is the first scholarly research on YA volunteers in libraries. It asks: What is the level of YA volunteering in libraries compared to adults and what are the implications for professionals? The data demonstrate that in an average-sized public library YAs devote 63 percent of the library’s total volunteer labor.

Bernier, Anthony.  “California Young adult Goldrush Sets New National Standard.” Public Library Quarterly. 27 no. 3, pp. 202-222. (Summer 2008).

A comprehensive survey of recent institutional resource allocations and patterns for professional YA service delivery in California public libraries.

Bernier, Anthony, Mary K. Chelton, Christine A. Jenkins, and Jennifer B. Pierce. “Two Hundred Years of Young Adult Library Services: A Chronology.” Voice of Youth Advocates. 28, 106-111.  (2005 June). Available:

The most recent attempt to document the institutional history of YA services in U.S. libraries.

Bernier, Anthony. “The Case Against Libraries as ‘Safe Places’.” Voice of Youth Advocates. 23, no. 3, 198-199. 2003 August 2003.

A provocative essay urging librarians and libraries to think critically before engaging the currently prevailing “safe place” narrative.

Bernier, Anthony.  “A library ‘TeenS’cape’ Against the New Callousness.” Voice of Youth Advocates. 23, no. 3, 190-191. August 2000.

A brief spatial profile of the first purpose-built YA space in a U.S. public library.

Bernier, Anthony.  “Young Adults, Rituals, and Library Space.” Voice of Youth Advocates. 26, no. 3. February 2000.

An essay arguing for consideration of the value of library space for young people beyond materials.

Bernier, Anthony. “Bathrooms, Bedrooms, and Young Adult Spaces.” American Libraries. 29, no. 9, p. 52. 1998 October 1998.

The first journal article/essay arguing for spatial equity for young adults in libraries.

Bernier, Anthony.  “Libraries, Books, and School-age Parents.” PPT Express: Teachers and Others Working with Pregnant and Parenting Teens 8. 1998 Autumn 1998.

A program profile about working closely with a continuation school community focused on the value of young parents exploiting library resources for their children.

Bernier, Anthony, and Diana Tixier Herald.  “Rude and Crude?: When Teens in Your Library Respond Negatively to You, Think Back to How You Approached Them.” School Library Journal.  August 1997.

An essay demonstrating successful outreach efforts with a marginalized youth population.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “An Interview with Camila Alire, American Library Association President”. Voice of Youth Advocates. June 2010.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “From the President”.  Young Adult Library Services Journal. 2007-2008.

A column published in each issue of the presidential year.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “What’s Going On?”.  School Library Journal. February, 2008.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “Better Late Than Never”. School Library Journal. February 2007.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “Cosplay, Gaming and Conventions”.  YALS Journal, Winter 2007.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “Keeping Up With the New”.  School Library Journal, March, 2006.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “A Tie for Third Place”.  School Library Journal, July 2006.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “A Real Princess:  Interview with Meg Cabot”. Young Adult Library Services Journal. 2006.

Brehm Heeger, Paula. “A Case for Making Original Content Part of Your YA Web Page” Young Adult Library Services Journal. 2005.

Dresang, Eliza T. (in progress).  Reading Leadership of  Teachers and School Library Media Specialists: a Comparative Study.

Based on research conducted Jan – September 2009.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Radical Change: Books for Youth in Digital Age”. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 8 (3). September 2008. Available:

Dresang, E. T. “Radical Change Revisited: Dynamic Digital Age Books for Youth”. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 8 (3). September 2008. Available:

An update of Radical Change.

Dresang, Eliza T., and Kyungwon Koh. “Radical Change theory and school media centers in the digital age”.  Library Trends. 58,  1. Summer 2009.

Introducing an expansion of Radical Change theory with a preliminary typology of youth information behavior.

Dresang, Eliza T., and Bowie Kotrla. “Radical Change Theory and Synergystic Reading for Digital Age Youth”.  Journal of Aesthetics Education.   43 2, 92-107.  Summer 2009.

In Relevance of Radical Change Theory to aesthetic education for digital age youth.

Dresang, Eliza T., and Nancy Everhart. “Integrating research results and National Board Certification Standards into a leadership curriculum for school library media specialists”.  Journal of Education of Library and Information Science. 484, 272-283. 2007.

Description of research leading to leadership curriculum.


Dresang, Eliza T.,  Melissa Gross, and Leslie E. Holt. “New Perspectives:  An Analysis of Gender, Net-Generation Children, and Computers”.  Library Trends. 562, 360-386. 2007.

Research in St. Louis Public Library demonstrating new perspectives on gender and computer use.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Intellectual Freedom and Libraries: Complexity and Change in the 21st Century Digital Environment”. The Library Quarterly. 762, 169-192. 2006.

Response to the question “What is the state of intellectual freedom and libraries in the early twenty-first century digital environment?

Dresang, Eliza T.  From past knowledge, new knowledge grows.  In Margaret E. Monroe, Margaret E. Monroe: Memoirs Of A Public Librarian pp. vii-viii.  Madison, WI: School of Library and Information Studies. 2006.

Dresang, Eliza T. 2006. Henkes, Kevin. In Jack Zipes Ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia Of Children’s Literature e-reference edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dresang, Eliza T. 2005. Children and chocolate: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?  Children and Libraries, 33, 45-46.

Dresang, Eliza T. “The Information Seeking Behavior of Youth in a Digital Environment”.  Library Trends. 542, 178-196. 2005.

An analysis of  contemporary youth information behavior.

Dresang, Eliza T., Melissa Gross, and Leslie E. Holt. “Children’s In-Library Use of Computers in an Urban Public Library”. Library & Information Science Research. 263, 331-337. 2004.

Children’s use of networked technology in three branches of an urban public library, analyzed from.  direct observations of their computer use and data gathered from brief interviews with them, recorded using personal digital assistants.

Dresang, Eliza T., Melissa Gross, and Leslie E. Holt. “Project CATE: Using Outcome Measures to Assess School-age Children’s Use of Technology in Urban Public Libraries: A Collaborative Research Process”. Library & Information Science Research, 251, 19-42. 2003.

Focus on meaning of the term outcome and methodologies to assess outcomes in program evaluation research literature, suggesting ways the Project CATE model adds to this body of knowledge.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Controversial Books and Contemporary Children”. The Journal of Children’s Literature, 291, 20-31. 2003.

A combination of scholarship in Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age and in School Censorship in the 21st Century to examine the relationship between books published for digital age youth, the youth themselves, and censorship in classroom and library.

Dresang, Eliza T. Harry Potter and censorship. Florida Media Quarterly 274, 9–14. 2002.

Dresang, Eliza T. Chris Raschka p. 597 ; Paul Fleischman p. 264. In Elizabeth Keyser U.S. Ed., Victor Watson Ed., The Cambridge guide to children’s books in English.  New York: Cambridge University Press. 2002.

Dresang, Eliza T.,  Kay Vandergrift, and Jane Anne Hannigan, et al.  “Looking and Learning Collaboratively: A Visual Literacy Initiative. Knowledge Quest. 284, 10-16. 2000.

An exploration of an original web?based technique for analyzing picture books called Visual Interpretive Analysis.

Dresang, Eliza T., and Kathleen Burnett.  “Rhizomorphic Reading: The Emergence of a New Aesthetic in Literature for Youth”. The Library Quarterly. 694, 421–446. 1999.

Textual analysis of contemporary children’s literature employing interpretations of theoretical framework of Felix Deleuze and Giles Guattari.

Dresang, Eliza T., and Jane B. Robbins.  “Preparing Students for Information Organizations of the 21st Century: Web?based Management and Practice of Field Experience”. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. 404, 218-32.1999.

A philosophical framework, drawn from organization and learning theories, applied to a case study of web?based field experience, structured to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Dresang, Eliza T.  “Informal Information-seeking Behavior of Youth on the Internet”. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 5012, 1123–1124. 1999.

Proposal of a more productive paradigm for studying information seeking behavior of youth through study of their self-imposed information seeking on the Internet.

Dresang, Eliza T. and Kathryn McClelland.  “Radical Change Digital Age Literature and Learning”. Theory Into Practice. 383, 160-68. 1999.

Explication of the theory of Radical Change in relation to the future of children’s literature and technology.

de la  Peña McCook, Kathleen “National Leadership Grants fund innovative institutes.” American Libraries 2911, 54–57. Contributor to article regarding federally funded Institute on Radical Change held at FSU. 1998.

Dresang, Eliza T.  “The Resilient Child in Contemporary Children’s Literature Surviving Personal Violence”. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. 223,133 – 41. 1997.

Application of one aspect of the Radical Change theory to seven picture books. Comparison of research on the resiliency of children with how resiliency is depicted in picturebooks.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Influence of the Digital Environment on Literature for Youth: Radical Change in the Handheld Book”. Library Trends: Children and the Digital Library. 454, 639­–663. 1997.

Implications of Radical Change theory for facilitating intellectual access by children in the digital library.

Dresang, Eliza T. Students voices develop on the Internet. Book Links 71, 10 – 15. 1997.

Dresang Eliza T. and Kate McClelland Radical Change. Book Links 56, 40–46. Reprinted in American Booksellers’ Society Newsletter January 1997. 1996.

Dresang, Eliza T. and Kate McClelland Black and White: A journey. The Horn Book 716, 704–710. 1995.

Dresang, Eliza T. Andrew Lang pp. 387-388; Marion Dane Bauer pp. 48-49. In Anita Silvey Ed., Celebrating children’s books and their creators. Houghton Mifflin. 1995.

Dresang, Eliza T. Literature in the  classroom: The library media specialist?teacher connection. In Children’s Book Council Bulletin, 2. 1991.

Dresang, Eliza T. 1987. Communicating Via cable. School Library Journal 337, 44 ? 47.

Dresang, Eliza T. School library media services for gifted young people. In Shirley L. Aaron and Pat R. Scales Eds., School library media annual pp. 229–247. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited. 1985.

Dresang, Eliza T. Lean years and fat years: Lessons to be learned—school library and media centers. Bowker annual of library & book trade information 29th ed., pp. 67-74. New York: R.R. Bowker. 1984.

Dresang, Eliza T. A Newbery song for the gifted. School library journal 303, 33­-37. 1983.

Dresang, Eliza T. The bucket brigade: A school public library cooperative AV repair protect.” Wisconsin library bulletin 772, 53?4. 1981.

Dresang, Eliza T.  “An Application of Decision?making Theory to Curriculum Change in Library Education”. Journal of Education for Librarianship. 203, 184–197. 1980.

Analysis of the correlation between how decisions are made and success and permanence of curriculum change.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Mainstreaming all children: Exceptional children use school and public libraries.” Wisconsin library bulletin, 74, 68?70. 1978.

Dresang, Eliza T. African education research: Part three Sponsored by the Ford Foundation. Issued by University of Wisconsin—Madison. 1974.

Holley, Pam Spencer. “Audiobooks, It Is!”  Voice of Youth Advocates.  2003-2007.

A column published four times a year.

Holley, Pam Spencer.“Easy Talking”  Voice of Youth Advocates. 1989 to 1992.

A booktalking column.

Holley, Pam Spencer.“Winners in Their Own Right II”. School Library Journal. July 1992.

Holley, Pam Spencer.“Winners in Their Own Right.” School Library Journal. July 1990.

Holley, Pam Spencer. “Bibliography of Science Fair Project Books.” Booklist Magazine. Spring 1989.

Holley, Pam Spencer. “Information Power.” Voice of Youth Advocates. February 1989.

Holley, Pam Spencer, and Linda Sittig. “Young Readers in Virginia”.  Reading in Virginia. 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992.

Holley, Pam Spencer. “Interview with Bruce Brooks.” Econo-Clad Newsletter. Fall 1988.Spencer Holley, Pam. “The Great Pen-Pal Match Up.” Voice of Youth Advocates. October 1987.

Also included in THE VOYA READER. Edited by Dorothy Broderick. Scarecrow Press, 1990.

Holley, Pam Spencer. “Booktalking 1700 Students at Once–Why Not?” English Journal. October 1984.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange: Out of the Ordinary Audiobooks”. Voice of Youth Advocates. 33:1. pp. 50-52. 2010.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Reaching Reluctant Readers: Suggestions for Igniting the Spark”. English Leadership Quarterly. 31:3. pp. 2-3. February 2009.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Travels with Charley and”. SIGNAL, 31:2. pp. 13-16. 2009.

Lesesne, Teri S. “An Educator’s Guide to Using Graphic Novels”. Random House Publishers. (2009). Available:

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Reading with Your Ears or with Your Eyes: Does It Matter?” Voice of Youth Advocates. 32:1, pp. 44-46. 2009.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Listening Ladders: Connecting One Audiobook to Another and Another”. Voice of Youth Advocates. 32:3, p. 209-211. 2009.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Tuning in to Audiobooks: Why Should Kids Listen?” Children and Libraries. 5:3. pp. 42-46.(January 2008).

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Reader’s Guide for Guinevere’s Gift by Nancy MacKenzie”. Random House, 2008.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Audiobooks: The Next Frontier in Censorship”. RHI (a journal from Random House Publishers). 2008.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Sense-ational Audiobooks”. Voice of Youth Advocates. 31:3, pp. 227-229. 2008.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “The Long and Winding Road: Books for the Journey”. Voices from the Middle. 15:3, pp. 36-37. 2008.

Lesesne, Teri. S. “Tasty Listening: Audiobooks that Can Extend Our Comfort Zone”. Voice of Youth Advocates. 31:1, pp. 38-40. 2008.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Adolescents Reading: A Field of Dreams”. Classroom Notes Plus. National Council of Teachers of English. pp. 7-9.  April 2008.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Getting Lost in a Book: Unconscious Delight and Lifelong Readers”. Voices from the Middle. 14:3, pp. 53-56. 2007.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “The Power of Story: An Interview with Karen Schreck”. Teacher Librarian. 34:4, pp. 58-59. 2007.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Leaving No Reader Behind: Some Tips for Reluctant Readers”. Voices from the Middle. 14:4, pp. 42-43. 2007.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Why Listen at All?” Voice of Youth Advocates. 30:3, pp. 221-223. 2007.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Purposeful Listening”. Voice of Youth Advocates. 30:5, pp. 413-415. 2007.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Something for Every Reader: New YA Books that Cross Lines”. Young Adult Library Services. pp. 17-19.Winter 2006.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Making the match: Engaging Reluctant Readers in YA Literature”., on line journal. May-June, 2006.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Wild Dogs, Dinosaurs, and Baby Chicks: An Interview with Kelly Milner Halls”. Teacher Librarian. 32:3, pp. 46-47. 2005.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Wrapping her mouth around juicy words: an interview with Kathi Appelt”. Teacher Librarian. 2005.  33:1, pp.

Lesesne, Teri S. “OD-ing on Reality: An Interview with Alex Flinn”. Teacher Librarian. 2005. 32: 4, pp. 48-49.

Lesesne, Teri S. ” Censorship: The Mind You Close May Be Your Own”. Voices from the Middle. 2005, 13:1, pp. 72-74.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Short Stories in YA Literature”. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature. Edited by Bernice Cullinan, Deborah Wooten, and Bonnie Kunzel. Greenwood Press, 2005.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Chris Crowe”. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature. Edited by Bernice Cullinan, Deborah Wooten, and Bonnie Kunzel. Greenwood Press, 2005.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Picture Books for Older Readers in YA Literature”. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature. Edited by Bernice Cullinan, Deborah Wooten, and Bonnie Kunzel. Greenwood Press, 2005.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Censorship in YA Literature”. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature. Edited by Bernice Cullinan, Deborah Wooten, and Bonnie Kunzel. Greenwood Press, 2005.

Lesesne, Teri S. “Kevin Henkes”. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature. Edited by Bernice Cullinan, Deborah Wooten, and Bonnie Kunzel. Greenwood Press, 2005.

Lesesne, Teri S.  “Young Adult Choices”. The Continuum Encyclopedia of Young Adult Literature. Edited by Bernice Cullinan, Deborah Wooten, and Bonnie Kunzel. Greenwood Press, 2005.

Rockefeller, Elsworth. “Selection, Evaluation and Defense of Transgender-Inclusive Fiction for Young Adults: A Resource Guide for Adults Serving Youth.” Journal of LGBT Youth. (July 2009): 288-309.

Rockefeller, Elsworth. “Striving to Serve Diverse Youth: Mainstreaming Teens with Special Needs through Public Library Programming.” Public Libraries 47:1 (January/February 2008): 50-56.

Rockefeller, Elsworth. “Getting the Most out of the Public Library: An Action Plan for Individuals with Special Needs and Those who Support Them.” Exceptional Parent Online (December 2006): available online.

Rockefeller, Elsworth. “The Genre of Gender: The Emerging Canon of Transgender-Inclusive YA Literature.” The Horn Book Magazine 83:5 (September 2007): 519-527.

Rockefeller, Elsworth, and Elizabeth Burns. “Kids and Teens: Perfect Together! Joint Teen/Kid Summer Programming.” Reflections: The Newsletter of the Children’s Services Section/NJLA. 34:7, (November 2006): 1-2.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Bewildered:” Fiction Beyond Hatchet and The River”. Connecticut English Journal. Fall 1993. pp. 45-48.

Tuccillo, Diane P.Books for the College-Bound: Choices and Challenges”. ALAN Review. Fall 1998, pp. 64-67.

Tuccillo, Diane P.Caring: An Essential Ingredient of Teen Library Services”. Voice of Youth Advocates. December 2009, pp. 370-373.

Tuccillo, Diane P.Cheap Thrills; or How to Launch Some Inexpensive Excitement for Teen Summer Reading”. KLIATT. January 1994, p. 3.

Tuccillo, Diane P.Confessions of an ALAN Addict”. Voice of Youth Advocates. June 2003, pp. 114-115.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “First Step on the Bridge: Preparing a Spring Booktalking Program for 6th Graders”. Emergency Librarian. November/December 1986, pp. 9-10.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Gangs and Other Stories of Street Survival”. Voice of Youth Advocates. June 1988, pp. 71-74.

Tuccillo, Diane P., and Diane P. Monnier. “Get Out the Vote for Teens’ Top Ten. Young Adult Library Services. Summer 2007, pp. 31-32.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Getting Kids Hooked on Reading: What Public Librarians Can Do for Teachers”. ALAN Review. Fall 1987, pp. 15-16, 54.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Getting Teens Hooked on Reading: What Public Librarians Can Do for Teachers Today“. ALAN Review. Winter 2003, pp. 63-65.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Getting to Know You: School & Public Library Cooperation”. The Book Report. May/June 1985, p. 23.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Happily Ever After: Teens and Fairy Tales”. ALAN Review. Winter 2001, pp. 63-65.

Tuccillo, Diane P.Judaism: A World Religions Resource List for Teens”. Voice of Youth Advocates. February 2006, pp. 452-456.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Leading Them to Books—for Life”. Publishing Research Quarterly. Spring 1992, pp. 14-22.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Looking Ahead: Developing and Promoting a Career Information Center for Teens”. Emergency Librarian. September/October 1988, pp. 29-31.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Quiet Books with a BIG Message”. ALAN Review. Winter 2006, pp. 34-41.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Standing Room Only”. School Library Journal. March 2007, pp. 46-48.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Successful Teen Advisory Groups: Teen Driven…with Guidance and a Helping Hand”. Voice of Youth Advocates. e-VOYA, December 2005. Available:

Tuccillo, Diane P.Teens Meeting the Challenge: Young Adults Gain a Voice in Deciding What’s Hot to Read”. ALAN Review. Winter 2004, pp. 23-26.

Tuccillo, Diane P.Together We’re Molding Lifelong Readers, Learners and Library Users“. ALAN Review. Fall 2003, p. 17.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Unusual or Little-Known but GREAT Books for Young Adults”. ALAN Review. Spring 1989, pp. 44-46.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “Writeful Relationships: Starting and Running a YA Pen-Pal Program for Teens”. Voice of Youth Advocates. December 1983, pp. 260-261.

Tuccillo, Diane P. “A Young Adult Advisory Council Can Work for You, Too”. Emergency Librarian, May/June 1986, pp. 15-16.

Position Paper

Dresang, Eliza T. 1999. “Education for youth services specialization in librarianship: background paper,” for Congress on Professional Education, April 30?May 1, 1999, Washington. D C.

Conference Presentations on YA Services


Bernier, Anthony.  “Making Space for Young Adults: Three Stages Toward Success”. International Federation of Library Associations. Satellite Meeting, Montreal, Canada. 6 August 2008. Available:

An introduction to basic conceptual patterns for YA space equity and design.

Dresang, Eliza T., Nancy Everhart, and Bowie Kotrla.  “Accelerated Reader and Information Policy, Information Literacy, and Knowledge Management: U.S. and International Implications”.  Information Leadership in a Culture of Change. Edited by Sandra Lee, P. Warning, Diljit Singh, Eleanor Howe, Lesley Farmer, and Sandra Hughes. Selected papers from the 34th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and ninth International Forum on Research in School Librarianship.  Hong King, China, 8-12 July 2005. [CD-ROM].  International Association of School Librarianship, 2005.

Dresang, Eliza T. and Bowie Kotrla. “Breaking barriers with student centered teaching and learning using library books in the U.S.’s poorest schools”. School Libraries breaking down barriers: Selected papers from the 32nd Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and seventh International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, pp. 43-53. Durban, South Africa, July 7–11, 2003.  International Association of School Librarianship, 2003.

An analysis of responses applicants made in response to an opportunity to improve library book collections, examined from the point of view of correlations between 1 level of poverty and 2 urban versus rural setting and the ten principles of student-centered teaching and learning in the national guidelines for school libraries, Information Power.

Dresang, Eliza T., Kathy Burnett, Lorrie Bonnici, and Margie Thomas. “Contextual learning: Learning about information technology through information technology.”  Proceedings of SITE Conference 2001. Orlando, Fl., April 2001.

A exploration of  the innovative features of web sites for graduate courses offered in certification program for school media specialists.

Dresang, Eliza T., Kathy Burnett, Pamela Barron, and Myke Gluck.  ” The role of the information designer in the design of asynchronous learning networks: A case study”. Proceedings of the InfoDesign97 Conference. Cambridge, England, July 14?5, 1997.

First annual meeting of the international conference on the philosophies and applications of information design, sponsored by the Information Design Network. Analysis of conditions that undergird successful information behavior through design of information in asynchronous learning networks, using FSU School of Information studies as the case studied.

Dresang, Eliza T. “Communication conditions and media influence on attitudes and information uses”. Proceedings of Annual Conference. Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 1982.

Based on findings from dissertation research.


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