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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recently launched its Teen Tech Week 2012 website, opening registration and offering tools for librarians to plan the annual celebration of technology for teens in the library. Teen Tech Week will be celebrated March 4-10, 2012 and has a theme of Geek Out @ your library, which encourages libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcase the outstanding technology they offer.
Registration is free and provides access to official graphics for use when promoting Teen Tech Week on your library's website, blog, or social networking sites. The first 98 registrants will receive complimentary registration for a webinar on Feb. 1, 2012, on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) resources. All other registrants will receive a recording of the webinar. Registrants will also be mailed a Technology Resource Pack, including bookmarks featuring YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults and a Social Networking for Teens brochure.
As you plan for Teen Tech Week, the Teen Tech Week Committee has a collection of useful toolkits, including event and activity ideas and event planning and publicity recommendations, to get the most out of your local programming. Official Teen Tech Week products, including posters, decals, bookmarks and digital downloads, are available at the ALA Store.
The Newton County Public Library successfully migrated to Evergreen Indiana on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. The library district serves a population of 9,243 and has three branches in Lake Village (main branch), Morocco and Roselawn. With the addition of NCPL, Evergreen Indiana now serves a population of 862,333 and includes 96 libraries.
Evergreen Indiana will also be upgrading software to Evergreen 2.1 beginning at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 9 until Sunday, December 11 at 8:00 PM. This new version features enhanced security settings and circulation features as well as increased functionality.
The Evergreen Indiana Consortium continues to accept applications from libraries seeking to migrate to Evergreen. For more information about Evergreen Indiana, visit Information and Resources for Interested Libraries or contact Shauna Borger, Evergreen Indiana Coordinator at 317-234-6536 or sborger@library.IN.gov.
WebJunction Indiana Continues Growth in 2011
Thanks to the 1659 members of WebJunction Indiana, which comprise the third-largest statewide WJ community in the nation and largest per capita.
If you have yet to register as a WJ Indiana member, doing so is free and easy. Visit in.webjunction.org to create your user account and begin taking advantage of the many great resources available.
Evergreen Indiana Admin/Reports Training
Free and Easy LEUs
Storytime for Children with Disabilities
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