Teen Tech Week – March 4 – 10
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is pleased to announce Teen Tech Week; a celebration aimed at getting teens to use their libraries for the array of technology offered there, such as DVDs, CD’s, databases, audio books and more. Teen Tech Week will be celebrated for the first time March 4-10, 2007. “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,” says YALSA President Pam Spencer Holley.
In honor of TTW, visit TeenSpace online at www.pwpl.org/teenspace.TTW is the perfect time to learn more about the technology available at the library:
-Fill out a “Readers’ Advisory Form” to get great book recommendations
– try a Playaway: portable, pre-loaded, digital audio book with earphones (Eragon and Elders are waiting…)
– take home a couple of music CD’s – The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance, Eyes Open by Snow Patrol or Pretty Little Head by Nellie Mckay, for example
– enter the Virtual Reference Room for homework help using a variety of databases such as the Literature Resource Center (Galenet), Monarch Notes, Student Resource Center (Galenet), Newspaper Source (EbscoHost) or the Learning Express Library for test preparation. These are just a few of the many wonderful databases waiting for you at your library, so why not take advantage of them?
Finally, have some fun and discover the new you in 3D – visit Teen Second Life at http://teen.secondlife.com and join teens around the globe in this virtual world where you can make new friends, learn new skills or even start a business.