A new issue of the YA Hotline has just been published!  Issue 110: Democracy 2.0 explores global issues from a local context. Young people are growing up in a world saturated with digital media. Teens are not only using the internet to consume music, entertainment and pop culture but also as a way of participating in political engagement on local and global levels. In the online world, the lines between celebrity culture, politics and global issues can become obscured. This instalment of the YA Hotline aims to educate library professionals about how these issues intersect, so they can better serve and relate to their young adult patrons. This issue provides a range of compelling content, including informative articles, a program planning guide and recommendations for books and resources to support engaged and informed youth.

All issues of the YA Hotline are produced by students in INFO 6250 Services and Resources for Young Adults and are freely available at  Issue 110 was written by Laura Little, Jill Liu, Ann Terese MacDonald, Mike Roy, and Siobhan Wiggans.


Vivian Howard, MA, MLIS, PhD

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