ALA Annual 2012

Check out the ALSC/YALSA video contest!

Is your New Year’s resolution to make a name for yourself in the library world?  Enter the ALSC/YALSA video contest!

The 2012 Presidents’ Program  at ALA in Anaheim be a joint affair between ALSC and YALSA! We will be talking about tweens and young teens and exploring their use of technology. What is the life of a tween or young teen like in this digital age? What are the particular challenges and opportunities they face online? What should libraries be doing?

Most importantly: what are YOU doing? How are you handling the digital lives of tweens and young teens at your library? We are calling for video submissions from librarians on the front line.

  • Videos should be 2-3 minutes in length and created by librarians, for librarians.  Show and tell us about an experience or project dealing with tweens and young teens and technology at your library.  What worked?  What didn’t?   What did you learn?
  • Post it on YouTube with the tag “youthprezprogram12”.
  • Email co-chairs Tessa Michaelson Schmidt and Sarah Couri at with the YouTube link and your contact information.
  • Deadline for submissions: Monday, April 30th at midnight.

All video entrants will be eligible to win a $100 Amazon gift card.   Selected videos will be shown at the 2012 ALSC and YALSA Joint Presidents’ Program in Anaheim! Speak up and speak out: how are you working with technologically active tweens and young teens?

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