Durrett, Miles and Quinto named winners of YALSA’s digital literacy program contest, Shark Bowl
For Immediate Release
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:
- Erin Durrett, Novi (Michigan) Public Library; Interactive 3D Display
- Shanna Miles – South Atlanta High School; America’s Next Top Maker
- Ricah Quinto - Napa (California) County Library; Creating CLIMBERS
“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.
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: email@example.com.