During the second week of March, thousands of libraries hold special events and programs for Teen Tech Week, aimed at encouraging teens to take advantage of technology available through libraries and to be smart, ethical consumers of those offerings. Becoming a promotional partner is an effective way to reach young adult services librarians, secondary school librarians and the teens they serve. If you are interested in partnering with YALSA to support Teen Tech Week, please contact Beth Yoke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4391.
ALA Graphics is your source for posters, bookmarks, gifts, incentives, and other library and school promotions including the official materials for Teen Read Week, Teen Tech Week, National Library Week, and Banned Books Week. Check out ALA Graphics for the offical product line for Teen Read Week at www.alastore.ala.org.
Figment.com is an online community for teens and young adults to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. Users can read amateur and professional content, engage with their favorite authors, discuss literature with their peers, and create their own unfiltered writing to share across web and mobile platforms.
At Figment, our goal is to create a lasting, loyal community, inspire creative exploration and experimentation, and encourage the reading habits of a generation. To learn more about how to use Figment with your students or to sign up for our bi-monthly professional newsletter, visit http://figment.com/educators
The Margaret A. Edwards Trust supports literature initiatives aimed at encouraging young adults to read for fun. Edwards, known as Alex by her friends, pioneered young adult services, working as a librarian at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Md., for more than 30 years.
Tutor.com is the #1 provider of innovative, on-demand homework help, tutoring and career services that connects students of all ages to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over 2,000 professional tutors has delivered more than 6 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. Visit Tutor.com at www.tutor.com/libraries.
Do Something believes teenagers have the power to make a difference. We leverage communications technologies to enable teens to convert their ideas and energy into positive action. We inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. Plug in at www.dosomething.org.
The Federal Trade Commission is the United States' consumer protection agency. With its partners in OnGuardOnline.gov, the FTC has produced a kit with everything you need to reach out to your community. The Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit includes a guide for parents (Net Cetera); a booklet for kids (Heads Up); presentation slides and notes; videos for parents and for kids; and ideas to help you spread the word about being safe online. There’s practical information about cyberbullying, texting, file-sharing and using mobile phones. All the materials are in English and Spanish on the enclosed CD and DVD.