Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2017

For Immediate Release
Wed, 03/01/2017


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) will host a twitter takeover during Teen Tech Week™, March 5-11, 2017.

Teen Tech Week (TTW) will be celebrated this year with the theme of “Be the Source of Change.” To add to the festivities taking place at libraries across the nation, each day during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account, @yalsa will be turned over to a different partner who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens.

The takeover will allow partners to inform and engage YALSA’s 38,000+ Twitter followers about relevant issues from their perspectives, as well as share helpful resources of interest to YALSA’s audience. Topics range from connected learning, makerspaces and making, learning labs, web literacy, digital skills, practical tips for using digital tools, and more.

Participants include:

  • Mon., March 6: Congressional App Challenge – @CongressionalAC
  • Tues., March 7: The LAMP – @thelamp
  • Wed., March 8: Gene Luen Yang (TTW National Spokesperson)– @geneluenyang
  • Thurs., March 9: YALSA’s Teen Tech Week Committee
  • Fri., March 10: ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy – @oitp

Libraries wishing to celebrate and join in on the festivities of Teen Tech Week can sign up at for access to free digital downloads of themed posters, bookmarks, resources, and more.

Teen Tech Week is a national celebration that offers libraries the chance to highlight all of the digital tools, resources and services they offer to teens and their families. To learn more about Teen Tech Week, visit, or check out #TTW17 on Twitter. Best Buy is the official national sponsor of Teen Tech Week 2017.

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: