Teen Tech Week Committee

Function: To assist with the planning and implementation of a week-long national initiative to that gives libraries the opportunity to feature all of their nonprint resources for teens and their families. Committee responsibilities include: Developing content for the Teen Tech Week web site such as professional resources for YA librarians, program and display ideas and lists of recommended resources; promoting Teen Tech Week through efforts such as: contributing items to appropriate magazines, blogs, etc. for the library, education and technology fields and/or offering conference programs and publications as appropriate; assisting staff with the selection of an annual theme.

Type: Special

Date of Completion: Continuing

Membership: 7 virtual members, including at least two members from the previous year. 

Qualifications:

  • Current membership in YALSA
  • In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment taskforce members must be competent users of web 2.0 tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
  • Strong marketing skills
  • Experience with planning and implementing TTW celebrations
  • Up to date on teen trends and pop culture

For information on the responsibilities of committee/jury/taskforce members, visit YALSA's Handbook.

Term of Office: 2 years, commencing after Annual and ending after Annual.

History: Established as Task Force at Midwinter 2006, established as committee at Annual 2007, charge updated in March 2011

Staff Liaison: Anna Lam