YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for Teen Tech Week™

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/04/2014

Contact:

Jaclyn Finneke
Communications Manager
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
312-280-2128
jfinneke@ala.org

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 9 – 15, 2014.

Partners will use the opportunity to inform and engage YALSA’s 22,000+ Twitter followers about relevant issues from their perspectives as well as share resources of interest to YALSA’s audience.  Topics will include connected learning, digital badges, making and makerspaces, practical tips for using digital tools, technology policies and more.  YALSA and its partners also hope to increase awareness about similar goals and issues.  Partners for the Take Over include: Best Buy’s Geek Squad (@GeekSquad), Make It @ your library (@MakeItLib), Mozilla Open Badges (@Open Badges), ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (@ALA_OITP) and the Learning Labs project being coordinated through the Urban Libraries Council (@Learning_Labs_).

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.  It will be celebrated with the them “DIY @ your library.”  To learn more about Teen Tech Week, visit www.ala.org/teentechweek, or check out #TTW14 on Twitter.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.  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.