Young Adult Library Services Chronology Additions

Published in VOYA in June 2005, Two Hundred Years of Young Adult Library Services History: A Chronology, compiled by Anthony Bernier, Mary K. Chelton, Christine A. Jenkins, and Jennifer Burek Pierce, was the first attempt to draw together all pertinent events in the development of young adult library services in the U.S. in both school and public libraries. Appearing in a shortened form in the print magazine (pages 106-110) and in a much longer version on VOYA‘s Web site, the Chronology is a work in progress.

To fill in historical holes and to keep the Chronology up-to-date with new developments, VOYA will publish occasional updates on the Web site. Suggested additions can cover events throughout the 200-year history of YA services as well as current landmarks. Library educators might consider an assignment to students to find and submit worthy additions to the Chronology.

Using the complete online Chronology for reference, contributors must word submissions in a single sentence following the year the event occurred, as in the existing Chronology structure. Complete citations of sources (print and electronic) must be included; see the “Sources” list at the end of the Chronology for format. Include your contact information with street address, phone, and e-mail.

Send submissions to compiler Anthony Bernier at Place “Chronology Submission” in the subject line.