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                                                                       Press Kit

                                                                                  Teen Tech Week

                                                                                  March 2 -8, 2008 

CONTACTS
Macey Morales
312-280-4393
mmorales@ala.org
Jennifer Petersen
312-280-5043

jpetersen@ala.org

PRESS
MATERIALS
Teen Tech Week Fact Sheet - PDF
Teen Tech Week Fact Sheet for Public Librarians -PDF
Teen Tech Week Fact Sheet for School Library Media Specialists  - PDF
Teen Tech Week Resources
YALSA Fact Sheet


SUPPORTING MATERIALS 

Teen Tech Week Wiki

Teen Tech Week Booklists

Tune In Booklists

Web 2.0 and Libraries

Teen Tech Week Products

Publicity Materials

Tune In @ Your Library

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.

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. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries' nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology.

Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library. The 2008 sub theme is Tune In @ your library.

Teens, in order to gain the skills necessary to compete in today's job market, need access to digital and online information and trained professionals who can help them use these resources effectively, efficiently and ethically.

  • Nearly 1 in 4 youth aged 8 to 18 do not have Internet access at home.

  • A June 2007 study conducted by Harris Interactive for ALA found that one-quarter of teens who regularly visit the public library and nearly one-third who regularly visit the school library said their primary reason is to use the library's computers for fun.

  • Multiple studies have shown that the majority of teens lack the critical thinking skills and technical expertise to use the Internet and other electronic resources effectively.

Teen Tech Week  - Google News

Teen Tech Week blog search - IceRocket.com


Press Releases

Librarians teach tech skills during Teen Tech Week
March 2 – 8

Tutor.com named Teen Tech Week Promotional Partner

YALSA names Teen Tech Week™ Mini Grants winners

Get Connected with YALSA's Teen Tech Week mini grants

Dungeons and Dragons sponsors Teen Tech Week 2008

YALSA introduces Teen Tech Week Wiki

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Teen Tech Week Logo JPEG  273KB

TEEN TECH WEEK SPONSORS

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Teen Tech Week 2008 Corporate Sponsor

Teen Tech Week 2008 Promotional Partners



WEB SITE LINKS
 
American Library Association
Young Adult Library Services Association
Teen Tech Week

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