According to YALSA Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. “Be the Source of Change.” This year’s theme encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital resources offered through the library to make a positive change in their life and community.
YALSA announced Gene Luen Yang (Comic book and Computer Science guru) as the Spokesperson for National Teen Week. He is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of YALSA’s 2007 Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers and Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was listed on YALSA’s 2014 Great Graphic Novels and Popular Paperbacks lists. He has also written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. His latest graphic novels, the Secret Coders series, combine comics and computer programming. See also geneyang.com
To add to the Teen Tech Week festivities taking place at libraries across the nation, each day during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account, @yalsa will be turned over to a different partner who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens.
Stop by SUHI Library this week to check out the latest in 3 D Printing and our new electronic books through Overdrive and Follett School Library Management Solutions. We need students, teachers, and computer techy people from this community to get involved by writing book reviews, teen interest blogging topics, creating library online displays, creating slideshows of book trailers, comic strips, Animoto videos, blog prompts, Library Ozobots, 3 Doodlers, and other STEAM related activities. We need students, teachers, techy people who like to play, administrators, community sponsors to get connected to our library via Social Media and in person! Don’t wait….I am here everyday at lunch and after school. You’re welcome to learn, create, and to grow…. Mrs. Chappell-Brown @SUHILIB