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YALSA partners with Best Buy for Teen Tech Week

2013.12 ala_newsFrom ALAnews:

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced a partnership with Best Buy to support YALSA’s annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library, Teen Tech Week.

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Teen Tech Week (TTW) is March 9-15, 2014, with a theme of DIY @ your library, and is a chance to demonstrate the value libraries give to the community. Participating libraries use the week to raise awareness about how they create a space to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. From maker spaces, to coding classes to online clubs, libraries can leverage the DIY (Do It Yourself) theme to show how libraries provide meaningful contributions to the educational and social development of the teens in their community. To learn more or to sign up for the online community, please visit www.ala.org/teentechweek.[snip]

SOURCE: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/02/yalsa-partners-best-buy-teen-tech-week-2014

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YALSA seeks member manager for YALSAblog; applications due by March 1, 2014

From ALAn2013.12 ala_newsews:

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its acclaimed YALSAblog. The YALSAblog provides a virtual space to publish timely information about emerging and new practices for library services for and with teens, to explore practices in related fields relevant to teen services, to raise awareness about appropriate YALSA tools to facilitate innovation in teen services and to provide resources for members and the library community to support their efforts to continuously improve their overall teen services program.

The member manager will lead an advisory board that oversees the preparation of content for the blog and solicits content from the YALSA community. Full details, including qualifications, duties and honoraria, are available online. YALSA membership is required for this position. Applicants must provide a cover letter and a resume that includes project management, editing and Web publishing experience. Applications are due March 1, 2014 to yalsa@ala.org. Questions may be directed to Jaclyn Finneke at jfinneke@ala.org.

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SOURCE: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2014/02/yalsa-seeks-member-manager-yalsablog

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YALSA opens proposals for 2014 symposium — due Nov. 1, 2013

Teen librarians take note — YALSA is now accepting applications for the 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium. Info from the ALA news release:

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, to be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

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YALSA invites interested parties to propose 90-minute programs centering on the theme, as well as paper presentations offering new, unpublished research relating to the theme. Applications for all proposals can be found at http://ala.org/yalitsymposium  (click “Propose a Paper/Program”). Proposals for programs and paper presentations must be completed online by Nov. 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified of their proposals’ status the week of Jan. 12, 2014.

More info at http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2013/10/yalsa-opens-proposals-2014-symposium-keeping-it-real-finding-true-teen.

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