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Monday, March 21, 2011

Teen Tech Week Voting 2012!!!

Did you enjoy all the wonderfulness that was Teen Tech Week this year?  Then vote for the theme for next year! 

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We hope you had a great Teen Tech Week 2011! How can you keep the momentum going?

Remind your teens to vote for the 2012 theme through March 31! Finalists are: ESC @ your library, FYI @ your library, and Geek Out @ your library. Vote today
  • Read TTW 11 Chair Laura Peowski's post on the YALSA Blog, Keeping Teen Tech Week Alive Throughout the Year.
  • Tell us about your events on the 2011 Teen Tech Week wiki.
  • Questions? Find an answer in our FAQ or contact us at

Thanks to our promotional partners and nonprofit supporters for supporting Teen Tech Week! Thanks to ALA Graphics,, the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, , and the Federal Trade Commission.

About Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames. 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. Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library.

Teens’ use of nonprint resources has increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. According to a recent study by Harris Interactive, in 2005, 86% of youth aged 8-18 have a computer in their home, and 74% have Internet access in their home. On average, 8-18 year olds spend 6 hours and 21 minutes per day using media (including TV, video/DVDs/movies, video games, audio media, computers and print media). Furthermore, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 71% of teens report that the Internet is their primary source for completing school projects. Yet multiple studies have shown that the majority of teens lack the critical thinking skills and technical expertise to use the Internet and other electronic resources effectively. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help them develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently.

Teens, in order to gain the skills necessary to compete in today's job market, need access to digital and online information and trained professionals who can help them use these resources effectively, efficiently and ethically. Librarians and educators know this and work with teens on a regular basis to ensure they develop these skills. Teen Tech Week is a chance for libraries to throw open their physical & virtual doors and show their communities all the great things they're doing for teens with technology.

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