YALSA's Teen Tech Week

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ALA's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrates its first annual Teen Tech Week March 4-10. This is a great idea. Technology has incredible appeal to many teens. Do teens, like the adults described in OCLC's 2005 Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources report, primarily associate the library with books? Whether they do or not, Teen Tech Week is a commendable new venture. If it engages teens with their school and public libraries in ways they haven't been engaged before, that is an important step toward engaging them for the rest of their lives. It also has the potential to expand other teens' perception of the opportunoities their libraries offer for them.

YA services librarians are doing some of the most creative outreach work in our field. Maybe academic and public adult services librarians can learn from Teen Tech Week and other creative initiatives our YA colleagues have developed.

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  1. Dick Saldvir Says:

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