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Our YA Lit LibGuide (a guest post from Chrissy)

My big goal for the year is to promote reading.  So I asked my practicum student, Chrissy Sirianni, to use my BookLeads wiki as an inspiration and add her own special curating touch to create a YA Lit Guide.  And then I asked her to reflect on her work:

I was thrilled when Joyce suggested that I build a LibGuide for teen readers. After searching the LibGuides community, we saw that there wasn’t a young adult reading guide aimed at a teen audience. My goal for this site is to give teens a space to explore the world of YA literature in an entertaining and unique way. I want to connect them to what they’re reading by curating resources like blogs, fan sites and author websites and interviews. Twitter and RSS feeds scattered across the pages keep the site dynamic.

The guide also has a space for teens interested in writing and a space just for fun. My hope is that both school and public librarians will introduce their teen readers (or any YA book lover!) to this site.

Although my practicum at STHS only lasts one more week, this is a project I would like to continue as I grow in the library profession. I like the young adult genre, but I’m no expert in the subject so I’d love to hear any suggestions from the library community about the future of the site or resources that I’m missing.

Great job, Chrissy! I know we will help you grow this guide for years.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Chrissy, I absolutely loved what you did with YA Lit on LibGuides! I will send you my LiveBinders on YA LIt (a different take but you and I just love YA lit!!!) Keep up the great curation! I will also send you my too—titles Young Adult Novels.

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