I am so pumped from having my articles appear in print today–or my one so-very-long-article-it-had-to-be-split-in-two. Here they are:
Graffiti, Poetry, Dance: How Public Library Art Programs Affect Teens Part 1: Introduction & Literature Review
Graffiti, Poetry, Dance: How Public Library Art Programs Affect Teens Part 2: The Research Study and Its Practical Implications
Thank you, fabulous new Journal of Research for Libraries and Young Adults, wonderful editor Sandra-Hughes Hassell, and unbelievably BOSS research participants (you know who you are).
I’m thrilled and happy (but admit the slightest smidgen of sadness that the fact that JRLYA is an e-journal means no shiny journal for me to put on a bookshelf. Oh well–it’s the price you pay for open-access and freedom of information.) I know I’m supposed to be all cool and blase and academic and stuff, but I frankly don’t have the blase gene.
 For the purposes of making articles more open-access and findable (according to research by Xia, Myers & Wilhoite, 2011), I’ve also archived the entire article here: https://shannonbarniskis.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/graffiti-poetry-dance-parts-1-and-2.pdf