Endorsements

VOYA’s pages burst with timely, relevant information for people working with teens in libraries.  Booklists, best practices, and reviews offer recommendations that compliment the articles on trends in teen services.  To me, this is the most valuable source out there for teen advocates.” ~ Mary Anne Nichols, Lecturer, Kent State University School of Library and Information Science

VOYA is an essential tool in the fight for quality teen services.  As a journal it continues to grow and improve and the pages (and web site) ooze with the passion for their profession by hundreds of teen librarians.  What’s the next step above “must-have?”   Whatever that is, it’s VOYA.~ Rollie Welch, Collection Manager, Cleveland Public Library, author of The Guy Friendly Library and The Core Collection for Young Adults, 2nd Edition.

“I find VOYA to be one of the most useful tools in doing my work as a teen librarian. From the reviews by teens and adults to the news and articles on up to date topics, there is something I can use in every issue. Favorite recurring columns include the Adult Mysteries with Teen Appeal, and the Series Roundup. The YA Spaces features have helped many times in guiding me in how to do more with the limited space I have! I can’t imagine doing this job for the last 13 years without VOYA.” ~ Amy Alessio, teen coordinator, Schaumburg Township District Library, author of A Year of Programs for Teens 2

“Today VOYA is the leading professional publication for LSTs (Librarians Serving Teens). For less than $50 for an annual subscription, it’s the most bang for your buck when it comes to professional development. Each issue contains a wealth of information about providing direct service, programming for teens, and building spaces and collections, and the reviews are from both an adult and a teen perspective.”Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, 4th Edition by Michele Gorman and Tricia Suellentrop

“Each issue of VOYA is the equivalent of a quarterly conference dedicated to the latest trends and best practices for serving teens. Programming, collection development, and designing teen spaces—it’s all covered in every issue of VOYA. For $50 per year—or $12.50 per issue—it’s cheaper than any conference you’ll attend and more comprehensive than any other publication out there. If you’re an advocate for teens, this is both your handbook and your support system—a one-stop shop for guidance, advice, ideas, and inspiration for serving teens in libraries.”—Michele Gorman, Teen Services Coordinator, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (Charlotte, NC), Author of Connecting Young Adults and Libraries, 3rd and 4th editions, Getting Graphic! Comics for Kids, and Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens

“Staying current on teen issues in the library is an ongoing responsibility. VOYA is a top choice for me to stay knowledgeable in the field.”—Nick Buron, Associate Director, Central Library, Queens Library, NY, YALSA Councilor to ALA Council

VOYA is my go-to when I want the scoop on trends in teen literature and librarianship. And the teen-authored articles and reviews are always inspiring.”—Jennifer Hubert, author of Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Booklists for Teens at www.readingrants.org and Reading Rants: A Guide to Books that Rock!

“If you work with teens in any capacity, VOYA is an invaluable resource for tried and true program ideas, models for facilities, material reviews, and news from book awards to contests to grant opportunities. Among VOYA‘s most admirable qualities are its commitment to meaningful youth participation, modeled through frequent teen contributions, and it’s ability to remain relevant and accessible.”—Beth Gallaway, Library Trainer/Consultant, author of Game On.

“Looking for stories of how librarians and teens create quality services together? Check out VOYA to discover what’s working in libraries across the country.”—Linda Braun, YALSA president, 2009-2010

“Since VOYA published its first issue, which I remember as a mimeographed two or four pager, it has never lost sight of its role to serve as the “voice of youth advocates.” The journal is larger thanks to features and columns that focus on youth and those who work with and for youth, but it retains the goal set forth by its originators and editors, Dorothy Broderick and Mary Kay Chelton.”—Pam Spencer-Holley, YALSA past president

“VOYA is an indispensable resource for reliable reviews of the latest teen literature and for finding out about new, cutting edge teen services being offered in school and public libraries far and wide. With articles, columns, and reviews written by librarians for librarians, VOYA is a tool no teen services librarian should be without!”—Paula Brehm-Heeger, public librarian, YALSA Past-President and the author of Serving Urban Teens.

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