RSVP for your Free Teen Tech Week Webinar!

Join YALSA for a free webinar, "Check In: Maker Spaces 101, Teens, and You" on February 7 from 2 - 3 p.m. ET. Discover how these new community spaces are engaging teens, encouraging research, and transforming activities from humdrum to home-run. Hillary Kolos, Director of Digital Learning at DreamYard, will guide you through teen content and technology spaces. Attendees will learn how to create a maker center when you have limited space and budget, how to apply Maker Space principles to their current programming, and take away ideas for new teen spaces.  RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TTW13. Log-in information will be emailed to you on Feb. 6th.  Thanks for all that you do to ensure teens have access to great library services and resources!

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Comment by Lea Tomer on February 7, 2013 at 1:03pm

I registered for the "Check In" webinar and was never sent any email with information about the webinar on February 6th.  I tried to register again today, since I hadn't received the email, and still have nothing.  Guess I'll have to miss out on this one.  What a shame.

Comment by Mollie Mulligan on February 7, 2013 at 6:07pm

Will this be recorded and available on the website? We had a LYRASIS egathering/Staff meeting at the same time.

Comment by Katie Mullins on February 14, 2013 at 2:36pm

Feb. 7th just flew passed me...is this archived anywhere or will it be repeated? Very interested in the info. Thanks!

Comment by Jennifer Walsh on February 16, 2013 at 1:37pm

They sent out an email with the links for both the slides alone & the slides & audio to those that we able to login and be there, so they probably still have it handy to email out to those who couldn't attend.

Comment by Katie Mullins on February 20, 2013 at 11:15am

Thank you Jennifer. I did not register, so if someone from YALSA is willing to email me the info I would be very appreciative! kmullins@kendallvillelibrary.org

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Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Longview Public LIbrary

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Name & Name of Library: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Youth Services Librarian, Longview Public LibraryProject Name: Raspberry Pi CampProject Description: Raspberry Pi Camp will introduce this credit…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Amy K. Marshall, Craig Public Library

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Name & Name of Library: Amy K. Marshall at The Craig Public LibraryProject Name: New Dimensions in DYI -- Let’s Build a 3D Printer!Project Description: Starting Saturday, March 8th, teens from…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library

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Name & Name of Library: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OregonProject Name: Raspberry Pi DayProject Description: Raspberry Pi Day will be a hands-on…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch

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Name & Name of Library: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County (NJ) Library SystemProject Name: Exploring Arduino Project Description: A beginner’s course in open source Arduino…Continue

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An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the “unfamiliar” bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your “kids” tend to congregate to one particular area- whether it’s your teen space, a place with the most comfortable chairs or a low table for card gaming, or Read More →

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I am completely in love with self-directed contests. Also known as passive programming (which always leads my superiors to think that there is NO thought or work involved at all, which is not true), these self-directed contests get teens involved because they are: drawn into the library by the contest itself ask the staff questions Read More →

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Feel less than tech savvy? Concerned that you are not techie enough to pull off a Teen Tech week program? Well, don’t be! While it is fantastic to have the double bonus of offering coding or robotics during Teen Tech Week (March 9-15) the reality is that many of us do not have the skills, budgets, Read More →

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