Geek Out @ your library : Teen Tech Week
Sun, 03/04/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 03/10/2012 - 5:00pm
About the Event
What is Teen Tech Week?
Teen Tech Week will be held March 4-10, 2012 and will be celebrated with a theme of "Geek Out @ your library."
Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by YALSA 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. 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.