YALSA plans Teen Tech WeekTM survey for young adults

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist, YALSA

(312) 280-2128


For Immediate Release,

February 26, 2008

YALSA plans Teen Tech Week™ survey for young adults

CHICAGO -Teens across the country will offer their opinions on technology use and future Teen Tech Week™ themes at www.ala.org/teentechweek during the 2008 celebration, March 2-8, announced the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA).

As part of the Be Smart Wired Survey, conducted by SmartGirl.org, teens will answer questions about their online habits, including how they access the Internet and their use of online resources, including social networking Web sites. In a second survey, from YALSA, teens will give their input on the 2008 Teen Tech Week theme, as well as answer questions about their use of nonprint resources and other technology in libraries.

Now in its second year, Teen Tech Week is a national initiative aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults with a general theme of Get Connected @ your library®. The initiative ensures that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries' nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. The 2008 Teen Tech Week theme is Tune In @ your library. The 2008 Teen Tech Week Corporate Sponsor is Dungeons & Dragons, a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast. Promotional Partners include ALA Graphics, e*vanced solutions, Rosen Publishing and Tutor.com. To learn more about Teen Tech Week, visit

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to
www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: