Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.
Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with the theme "Be the Source of Change," March 5-11, 2017.
This year's theme encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital resources offered through the library to make a positive change in their life and community.
To add to the Teen Tech Week festivities taking place at libraries across the nation, each day during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account, @yalsa will be turned over to a different partner who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens.
The takeover will allow partners to inform and engage YALSA’s 38,000+ Twitter followers about relevant issues from their perspectives, as well as share helpful resources of interest to YALSA’s audience. Topics range from connected learning, makerspaces and making, learning labs, web literacy, digital skills, practical tips for using digital tools, and more.
YALSA is excited to announce award winning young adult author Gene Luen Yang as its 2017 Teen Tech Week national spokesperson.
Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of YALSA's 2007 Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers and Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was listed on YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens and Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults lists. His latest graphic novels, the Secret Coders series,…Continue