2018 Teen Tech Week™ site now live

For Immediate Release
Wed, 12/06/2017

Contact:

Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

alam@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2018 Teen Tech Week website is now live. The celebration will take place March 4-10, 2018 with the theme “Libraries are for Creating.”

“This year’s Teen Tech Week initiative enables teens to harness new technologies to become creators, designers, and producers,” said YALSA President Sandra Hughes-Hassell. “Creating something in the library that has purpose, and that will be shared with others not only promotes skills and dispositions for lifelong learning, but it also allows teens to make meaningful contributions to their communities.”

The 2018 theme, “Libraries are for Creating” encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital tools offered through the library to become content creators, and to leverage library resources to share out their creations, whether they be podcasts, videos, apps, games, wearable tech, or some other fabulous invention or creation!

Library staff, afterschool providers and educators interested in learning more about Teen Tech Week and how they can celebrate the event can visit the official Teen Tech Week site and register for free to access helpful resources, materials, and downloadable artwork, including posters and bookmarks. Chinese, English, and Spanish language versions of the themed artwork are available as free downloads.

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 www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.