Young Adult Literature in the Academic Library

Kathy Yoder, Kellie Tilton


This article explores the promotion of a young adult literature collection to promote pleasure reading and literacy among the students of Bowling Green State University. Due to the rising crossover appeal of many YA titles among adults, an established but underused young adult collection within the library was identified as a way to serve students looking for popular titles. An effort to promote YA literature throughout the library was subsequently undertaken. Results showed an increase in circulation of YA literature, reflecting a desire for recreational reading and a willingness among college students to read YA literature.


academic libraries; young adult literature; browsing collection; crossover literature; promotion; display

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ISSN: 1947-525X