Durrett, Miles and Quinto named winners of YALSA’s digital literacy program contest, Shark Bowl

For Immediate Release
Mon, 07/20/2015


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO – The winners of YALSA’s President’s Program, Taking a Deep Dive into Digital Literacy: Shark Bowl for Library Staff, were named on Monday, June 29 at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco.

A total of six finalists were chosen to present their digital literacy programming ideas to a panel of YALSA’s very own sharks. From the six finalists, three winners were chosen by the panel of judges.

The winners are:

“It was a great experience seeing the passion and enthusiasm of the finalists as they presented their innovative ideas. We’re extremely excited to see the ideas the winners proposed come to fruition and hope they’ll continue creating fun and innovative programming for and with teens,” said Christopher Shoemaker, YALSA past president.

Each winner will receive a monetary reward worth $2,000 each, along with various technology prizes generously donated by corporate sponsors, 3D Systems and Tutor.com.

To learn more about the Shark Bowl, visit http://yalsa.ala.org/shark/.  The purpose of this project was to provide a way to help members implement some of the recommendations put forth in YALSA’s recent report,The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action,” which can be accessed at www.ala.org/yaforum.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff 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.