CHICAGO — Through funding from the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will award up to 10 mini grants, consisting of $450 in cash and $50 worth of Teen Tech Week products, to YALSA members who create a reading program that incorporates technology for their Teen Tech Week celebrations. Teen Tech Week 2011 will be celebrated March 6-12 with a theme of Mix and Mash @ your library. Applications for the mini grants are due on Jan. 3.
Visit www.ala.org/teentechweek to read the official rules and download the application form. This contest is open only to YALSA members. Applicants for the TTW Mini Grants must submit the official application form to the YALSA office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be notified the week of Feb. 7, 2011. In addition to $450 cash for the winners’ TTW plans, they’ll receive a Teen Tech Week prize pack from ALA Graphics.
Teen Tech Week highlights the importance of connecting teens with different technologies, especially those available through the library. Teen Tech Week also encourages teens to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Registration and resources are available at www.ala.org/teentechweek.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail, email@example.com.