The YA Hotline is going digital!  The YA Hotline, one of the oldest YA
journals in the world, is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a dramatic
change of format.  It is now available online FREE OF CHARGE at  Twenty back issues (dating to
2005) have been archived and we will soon be publishing our first original
digital issue, number 94, Teens and Technology.


Since 1977, the YA Hotline has been researched, written and produced by
Dalhousie School of Information Management students enrolled in INFO 6250:
Services and Resources for Young Adults.   The newsletter contains a large
amount of information and resources for both young adults and young adult
librarians including book reviews, resource lists, bibliographies, feature
articles, interviews and more.  Each issue explores a different theme of
interest to teens and practitioners in school and public libraries.


In keeping with the Hotline's history as student-produced, this new
initiative arose as a student project in Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd`s Digital
Libraries class in the fall of 2011.  MLIS students Melissa Scanlan, Ashley
Enman, and Jasmine MacDonald worked with Geoff Brown of the Killam Library
to move the YA Hotline into a digital format.


Print copies of the YA Hotline will still be sent to paid subscribers, but
no new paid subscriptions are being accepted.  We hope that making the YA
Hotline freely available online will attract a whole new audience of readers
and YA librarians to this excellent resource.


Questions and comments can be sent to Vivian Howard, Editor, at
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Vivian Howard, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Information Management Associate Dean
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Dalhousie University

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