Teen Read Week
Function: To assist with the planning and implementation of a week-long national initiative to that gives libraries the opportunity to encourage their teens to read for the fun of it. Committee responsibilities include: Developing content for the Teen Read Week web site such as professional resources for librarians and library workers, program and display ideas and lists of recommended resources; promoting Teen Read Week through efforts such as: contributing items to appropriate magazines, blogs, etc. for the library, education and literature fields and/or offering conference programs and publications as appropriate; assisting staff with the selection of an annual theme.
Committee Size: 7 virtual , including at least two members from the previous year.
- Current personal membership in YALSA
- In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment taskforce members must be competent users of virtual tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
- Strong marketing skills
- Experience with planning and implementing reading celebrations
- Up-to-date on teen trends and pop culture
For additional information on the responsibilities of committee/jury/taskforce members, visit YALSA's Handbook.
Term of Office: 2 years, commencing after the ALA Annual Conference and ending after Annual.
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam
Date of Completion: Continuing
History: Established Midwinter 2000, updated March 2011