Teen Tech Week

Posted February 15, 2012
Associated Library: WCFLS

From ALA 2/14/12 Press Release

School and public libraries can promote Teen Tech Week™ (March 4-10) with online resources offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by YALSA and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks and videogames. 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.

YALSA has created a number of publicity resources for you to use to promote your library's Teen Tech Week involvement. The toolkit includes templates for: press releases; public service announcement scripts; sample letters to the editor (one from teens, one from parents); and a proclamation.