Scoggin (1949) defined work with young adults in her presentation "The Library as a Center for Young People in the Community": "The need of this group(6) young people for guidance in recreational and informational reading, for aid in school work, for introduction to adult literature and to public library resources is the basis for specialized work with them in public libraries" (p.
Was the emphasis that Scoggin placed on the analysis of literature with young people an important contribution that might profitably be examined in contemporary library work?
Of course, clubs, programs, and activities may lead to excellent reading and publicity, but they are not the beginning of work with young people.
At first, her work with young people was limited to three hours a day in an alcove set aside for them, but, in 1937, the position became full time.
In it she wrote: "In my preliminary thinking I realized that work with young adults is as simple as ABC.
What is obvious in reading this editorial in the first issue of VOYA is the intense commitment to sharing information that might help both youth services personnel and adult librarians in their work with young adults in school and public libraries:
working with young adults, a forum and a communications