Teens & Tech (Winter 2015)

winter 2015 YALS coverIf it hasn’t arrived already, the winter 2015 issue of YALS should be in YALSA member and YALS subscriber’s mailboxes any day now. The theme of the issue is Teens and Tech and covers a variety of topics related to this year’s Teen Tech Week. The issue also launches a new section of the journal titled #act4teens. The section focuses on the ways in which libraries, community partners, library schools and others are supporting the ideas of YALSA’s Future of Libraries for and with Teens: A Call to Action. Here’s a bit more about what’s inside the winter 2015 issue:

  • In the YALSA Perspectives section of the issue Katherine Trouern-Trend discusses the work of YALSA’s National Guidelines Oversight Committee and how the group is working to support members in putting the Guidelines into practice. Guidelines the Committee is working with include YALSA’s Space Planning Guidelines and the Public Library Evaluation Tool. Read the article to learn more about how you can use these to improve and/or enhance library service to teens in the community. Continue reading

Coming Soon YALS Winter 2013 – Teens & Tech

winter 2013 YALS cover Teens & TechSoon YALSA members (and YALS subscribers) will see the winter issue of YALS in their mailboxes. The theme of the issue is teens & tech and it’s filled with articles on great ways to connect teens, libraries, and technology. For example:

  • Teen Tech Week Chair, Clair Segal, writes about how even the most time and money strapped library staff can use smart phones and features phones to give teens opportunities to participate in 2013 Teen Tech Week with the theme Check In @ the library. (Don’t forget Teen Tech Week 2013 is March 10 – 16.)
  • Teen librarians Erica Gauquier and Jessica Schneider describe their (and their teen’s) experiences with Minecraft and how teens are actively involved in planning and implementing Minecraft programs at the Darien (CT) Library. Continue reading