This Teen Tech Week™ (March 10 - 16, 2013), YALSA invites you to Check In @ your library! This year’s theme encourages libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcase the outstanding technology they offer, from services such as online homework help and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.
We'll celebrate the 2014 Teen Tech Week March 9 - 15 with the theme DIY @ your library. Check back to this page in November 2013 for a wealth of resources to help you plan your 2014 celebration!
Time to Check in @ your library and check out the outstanding technology they offer like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and online homework help.
What's your favorite thing to check out when you Check in @ your library!
Submit your answer at http://atyourlibrary.org/happy-teen-tech-week for a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. Open to library lovers of all ages. Contest will remain open until noon CDT, Monday, March 18, 2013.
Pew released a new teens & technlogy report on March 13, 2013:
You can also read the YALSAblog post about it:
In recognition of Teen Tech Week, the Afterschool Alliance will moderate a free webinar focused on how libraries—in partnership with youth-serving organizations—can be key allies in providing innovative and digitally-rich programming for teens.
With support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), thirty libraries and museums throughout the country are working to create new teen spaces that use both digital and traditional media to promote creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on connected learning opportunities. Marsha Semmel, director of the IMLS Office of Strategic Partnerships, and two Learning Lab grantees—Theresa Ramos from the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and Jill Bourne from the San Francisco Public Library—will discuss…Continue
The purpose of Teen Tech Week is to ensure that teens gain the digital literacy skills they need—with the help of libraries—in order to be successful in school and prepared to participate in a 21st century workforce. Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online, with many using social networking sites, finding news and information, sharing content they create, and looking for information on health. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help them develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.