Teen Tech Week Resources
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The 2008-2009 Teen Tech Week committee used VoiceThread to create multimedia, interactive presentations to help you celebrate Teen Tech Week at your library. You can leave comments and discuss the presentations at VoiceThread just follow the directions in this guide to VoiceThread commenting (PDF).
Getting Started with Teen Tech Week
Teen Tech Week in School Libraries & Media Centers
See the Works Cited list (PDF) for further reading.
Teen Tech Week on a Budget
Adams, Suellen S. “Marketing the Homework Center Digitally.” Young Adult Library Services 8, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 11-12.
Alessio, Amy J and Kim Patton. A Year of Programs for Teens 2. ALA Editions, 2011.
Beyond Gaming Tournaments, presentation sponsored by the YALSA Gaming Interest Group.
Braun, Linda W. “Tag Team Technology: Social Networking + Librarians = Web-Based Homework Help for Teens.” Voice of Youth Advocates June 2010. eVOYA.
Braun, Linda W. “Tag Team Technology: Embeddable Information: QR Codes and Libraries.” Voice of Youth Advocates, August 2010. eVOYA.
Braun, Linda W., Hillias J. Martin and Connie Urquhart. Risky Business. ALA Editions, 2010.
Burek-Pierce, Jennifer Sex, Brains, and Video Games: The Librarian's Guide to Teens in the Twenty-first Century. ALA Editions, 2007.
Czarnecki, Kelly, compiler "Top Fifty Gaming Core Collection Titles." Young Adult Library Services 6, no. 2 (Winter 2008): 36-38, 48.
Daley, Mary F. “Free Online Tools for Serving Teens.”
Young Adult Library Services, 8, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 23-25.
Farmer, Lesley S. J. Teen Girls and Technology: What's the Problem, What's the Solution? ALA Editions, 2008.
Hamilton, Buffy. "Young Adult Literature 2.0." Library Media Connection, 28, no. 3 (Nov. 2009): 14.
Hardacre, Mari. “Teens Talk Tech.” Young Adult Library Services, 8, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 29-30.
Herrington, Kim. “Now Is the Time! Teen Tech Week in a School Library.” Young Adult Library Services 8, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 9-10.
Honnold, RoseMary. Get Connected: Tech Programs for Teens. YALSA/Neal-Schuman, 2007.
Lamb, Annette, and Larry Johnson. "Divergent Convergence Part 1: Cross-Genre, Multi-platform, Transmedia Experiences in School Libraries." Teacher Librarian 37, no. 5 (2010): 76.
Lillian, Jenine. Cool Teen Programs for Under $100. YALSA, 2009.
Matthias, Cynthia and Christy Mulligan. “Hennepin County Library’s Teen Tech Squad: Youth Leadership and Technology Free-for-all.” Young Adult Library Services, 8, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 13-16.
Messner, Kate. "An Author in Every Classroom." School Library Journal 56, no. 9 (September 2010): 42.
Peowski, Laura. “Where Are All the Teens? Engaging and Empowering them Online.” Young Adult Library Services, 8, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 26-28.
Pritchard, Kate. "Let's Get This Party Started." School Library Journal 56, no, 3 (March 2010): 34.
Rogers, Vanessa. Cyberbullying: Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World. Jessica Kingsley, 2010.
Tadhg, Camden. “Bending Circuits and Making Music: Teen Tech Week in Downtown Minneapolis.” Young Adult Library Services, 8, no. 2 (Winter 2010): 20-22.
Created for Teen Tech Week 2008, the following guides will help you keep abreast of current technologies and offer suggestions on how you can use them in a public or school library program.
Tech Guide Number 2: Online Surveys (PDF)
Tech Guide Number 3: Virtual Worlds (PDF)
Tech Guide Number 4: RSS, Blogs, and Wikis (PDF)
Tech Guide Number 5: Gaming (PDF)
Tech Guide Number 6: Podcasts (PDF)
Sponsored Tech Guide: Dungeons & Dragons @ your library (PDF)
10 Steps for a Successful Teen Tech Week
Want to make sure your Teen Tech Week celebration is successful? Use this checklist (PDF) of YALSA resources to prepare!
25 Ways to Celebrate Teen Tech Week
Encourage your teens to get involved! Download the 25 Ways to Celebrate Teen Tech Week flyer (PDF) and pass it out at your library.
Online social networking is a hot topic for those serving teens, with debate about allowing teens to learn how to safely navigate Web 2.0 technology while also keeping them safe. YALSA has created several resources for librarians to use to educate their community members about online social networking technologies and the possibility that federal legislation may require schools and libraries to block Web sites that offer these types of communication tools.
Social Networking Toolkit for Educators and Librarians (PDF; updated in 2011)
Guide to Social Networking for Teens (PDF; updated in 2011)
Learn more at YALSA's online social networking resource page.