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Youth Collection

The Youth Collection, designed for the adult study of children's and young adult literature, contains more than 20,000 trade books, related reference sources, and a growing number of materials in electronic formats. Although a small historical collection is maintained, the focus of the Youth Collection is on recently published materials representing many genres, curriculum areas, and grades PK-12.

Staff are responsible for development of children’s/young adult materials, providing reference service for patrons using those materials, providing bibliographic instruction for patrons using those materials, maintaining and evaluating the collection, and serving as a professional resource for Iowa educators.

From the RodCast Blog

New Book Lists: Award Winners & Thanksgiving Stories

Posted 11/15/2016 We have two new resources available to help you find great books in the Youth Collection.  The Youth Literature Award Winners guide includes hundreds of books that have won (or been honor books) for many significant children's literature awards. Many thanks to Youth Collection ...Read more
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Your Guide to LGBTQIAP+ Literature in the UNI Youth Collection

Posted 08/31/2016 This year, Leila Rod-Welch and I brought a whole bunch of Youth books to the Rainbow Reception. I meant to bring a link to our LibGuide of LGBTQIAP+ resources, but I forgot! For information about books in the Youth Collection, and a few additional resources, you can see our libguide at  ...Read more
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May Displays: Let's Celebrate Children's Book Week!

Posted 05/03/2016  Our main Youth display this month is a celebration of Children's Book Week. May 2-8, 2016, is the 97th anniversary of this celebration of books for young readers and literacy. The yearly event week is sponsored by several non-profit organizations including ...Read more

April Youth Giveaway Books

Posted 04/15/2016 We are giving away two sets of books this month. To enter, visit the Youth Collection and fill out an entry slip for each giveaway. (Summaries below were written by Kyrie Borsay, Youth Collection Graduate Assistant.) Set 1: Ball and Olu's Dream   Ball by Mary ...Read more
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Spotlight on Youth

Posted 02/15/2016 Have you visited the Youth Collection lately?  You don’t need to be an Education major to take advantage of the amazing tree room, relaxing rocking chairs, unique squishy floor tiles, and award-winning children’s and young adult books.      Do you know ...Read more
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