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2017 VOYA Teen Poetry Contest Winners Announced

VOYA Magazine happy to announce the five winners of the 2017 Teen Poetry Contest. Congratulations to: “Rat -a-Tat” by Allie Humphrey, age 18, sponsored by Tim Carrier, young adult services manager, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library “Welcome to America” by Huangzewen Qian, age... (Continue reading)

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The Library’s Role in Protecting Teens’ Privacy

RoseMary Ludt The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) outlined a plan in the document “Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools,” published in January 2016, to surveil the use of the Internet by at-risk teens. Dr. Mary K. Chelton, co-founder of VOYA Magazine... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone Archives

YA 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... (Continue reading)

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Online-Only Book Reviews Archives

Click on the “This Week in Reviews” links to access the full reviews and ratings of the titles listed below each link. This Week in Reviews: May 9, 2012 Banks, Anna. Of Poseidon. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. 336p. $17.99. 978-1-250-00332-4. Deckert,... (Continue reading)

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Teen Pop Culture Quiz Archives

Teen Pop Culture Quiz by Erin Helmrich Erin Helmrich is a teen and production librarian at the Ann Arbor District Library in Michigan. She’s fortunate to get to use her love of pop-culture via programs, large-scale events, contests, social media,... (Continue reading)

Electronic Eye Archives

Electronic Eye by Kathleen Meulen Ellison. Kathleen Meulen Ellison has been a teacher-librarian for over two decades both in New York City and in the Pacific Northwest.  She currently works at Bainbridge High School on Bainbridge Island in Washington and can... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks Archives

YA Clicks: Web Sites for Young Adults and Their Librarians by Jessica Farrow (since October 2016) and Rebecca Purdy and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Web site reviews that juxtapose a librarian’s viewpoint with those of... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology Archives

Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology by Kelly Czarnecki and Janice Scurio. Two teen services librarians take turns following technology issues with teens. Past writers are Linda W. Braun, Joyce Kasman Valenza, and Sarah Ludwig. (In every issue;... (Continue reading)

Online-Only Article Archives

Dr. Lina Sun Wins 2017 Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for VOYA Article RoseMary Ludt, March 2017 Midwinter Musings  Lisa Kurdyla, January 2017 LESSON PLANS for One Book, One Community in VOYA October 2016 Cassandra Rondinella, October 2016  IMPORTANT VOYA UPDATES: ... (Continue reading)

Awards and Grants

Literary Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Check the links below to find the latest information and winners for book and author awards, grants, and scholarships. Email rmludt@voyamagazine.com to submit updates. List updated February 2017. A AASL Collaborative School Library Media Award AASL Innovative... (Continue reading)

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