Teen Tech Week 2011
March 07, 2011
This week, March 6-12, is Teen Tech Week. Many teens don’t know about the non-print resources available to them at their libraries and on their libraries websites. This week is aimed at getting that information out to the teens. Here is what the ALA (American Library Association) says 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' non-print 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, 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.”
MCPL offers many useful online resources for students. Just click on Online Resources. Our Research Databases are sorted by subject. Research databases specifically for students can be found here. Need some homework help? Try Live Homework Help! Live Homework Help connects students with expert tutors for live, one-to-one help with homework assignments. Working on a state or country project? Try CultureGrams! CultureGrams helps students with state and country projects, supports homework help (great for homeschoolers), provides a photo gallery and more. We also have a lot of librarian-selected websites specific to teens. These can be found here.
Happy Teen Tech Week!