A postdoctoral researcher based at UC Irvine received a $1,000 grant to study youth library services.
The Young Adult Library Services Assn. award will allow Crystle Martin to research how youth library services and connected learning, an educational approach that integrates the demands of the digital age, aim to make learning accessible for all children, according to a news release.
"Libraries are ideal hubs to facilitate connecting youth, allowing them to succeed in school and in their career trajectory," Martin, who is part of at the University of California Humanities Research Institute, said in the release. "This award will enable me to learn from youth librarians about how libraries can best fill this role."
Her results will be published in an issue of the association's Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, the release stated.
— Hannah Fry