Student News
October 01, 2012
MLIS Students Presenting Research on Young Adult Library Space

What does current Young Adult (YA) space practice teach us about YA spaces in public libraries? That is the question four current MLIS graduate student research assistants at the San José State University School of Library and Information Science will address during their talk at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference.

MLIS students Joy Rodriguez, Collin Rickman, Julie Whitehead, and Jonathan Pacheco Bell will deliver their conference presentation, "Commandeering a Coal Bin... and Other Surprising New Research Findings in Young Adult Public Library Spaces," at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

The four SJSU SLIS research assistants will present current findings of the IMLS grant-funded study, “Making Space for Young Adults in Public Libraries: Establishing a Research Foundation," headed by Dr. Anthony Bernier, associate professor at the San José State University School of Library and Information Science.

If you are a YA librarian, MLIS graduate student, or a library administrator, this presentation is right up your alley. Join Rodriguez, Rickman, Whitehead, and Pacheco Bell online, and hear about the students’ experiences working on the quantitative and qualitative portions of the research study.

The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference is free to attend. You do not have to sign up or register. Simply visit this web page: http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule. Once on the conference schedule web page, choose your time zone and click on the links to the individual sessions. (Links to the virtual rooms will go live in the schedule when the conference starts on October 3.) The conference kicks off at 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time and varies depending on where you live in the world. All sessions will be recorded for future viewing.

For more information about the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference, please visit: http://library2012.com

Follow the Library 2.012 conference on Twitter at hashtag “LIB2012.”

The San José State University School of Library and Information Science is a founding partner of the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference.