YA Strike Zone Archives

Bernier headshotYA Strike Zone became an evoya feature October 2014.

Anthony Bernier is full Professor at San Jose State University’s School of Information where he teaches, conducts research, and publishes on the administration of equitable services with young people. A fourteen-year YA specialist librarian and veteran administrator, he is a former chair of YALSA’s New Directions Task Force, served a four-year term on ALA’s Committee on Accreditation (COA), and published a Festschrift honoring VOYA co-founder Dorothy M. Broderick. He lives in Oakland, California, and rides a BMW R1150RT.



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December 2017: The “Secret Sauce” of a YA Professional: The Job Description

October 2017: “Members” Now: Citizens Later?

August 2017: Beyond the Celebrations

June 2017: YA Activism: Thunder from the Left (and the Right)

April 2017: No Safe Space Haven in a Public World

February 2017: Reviving “Rubin”


December 2016: YALSA’s Cynical Heart: Reproducing the Adultist Agenda

October 2016: Flaming Youth Has Become a Flaming Question

August 2016: Born or Made

June 2016: “Maker Space” Cabal: The Challenges and Obstacles to Our Latest Overextension

April 2016:  The Coming of the Post-Teen “Young Adult”

February 2016: The Global Pulse: International Influences on YA Practice


December 2015: The Weeding Wars: More Battles of YA Services under another Name

October 2015: The Future’s Not Ours to See

August 2015: The Emerging Youth Suffrage Movement!

June 2015: Reimagining the YA Volunteer

April 2015: Beneath the Carnegie Library Wheel

February 2015: Reflections on Dr. Mary K. Chelton’s Retirement


December 2014The Not-So-Great YA Space Debate

October 2014Toward a YA Key Performance Indicator and Making Our Own Strike Zone