EVENT: Teen Tech Week March 4-10, 2012

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Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by YALSA , 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 began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library. Each year it has a different theme, and each year thousands of libraries around the country hold events that encourage teens to come in and utilize the library’s resources, and to learn the critical thinking skills and technical expertise to use the Internet and other electronic resources effectively.

This year the theme of TTW is “Geek Out At Your Library”  Visit the TeenTechWeek Ning Site to register, and get more information about what’s happening at your local library.

And if you can’t get off your duff for this year (or if you are for some reason super super busy), then put these dates in your electronic calendar for the next couple of years. (and if you don’t have an electronic calendar, well, you need Teen Tech Week more than ever!)

  • March 10-16, 2013
  • March 9-15, 2014
  • March 8-14, 2015

Meanwhile, here’s some PSA’s by Tom Kenny, voice of  Spongebob Squarepants, to tide you over.


Tom Kenny Library PSA#01

Tom Kenny Library PSA#02

Tom Kenny Library PSA#03


 Adam Gertsacov is the co-founder and co-organizer of Digital Family Summit.  He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author and publisher, an artist/educator, a non-profit administrator, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland.  

In his copious freetime, he blogs at http://www.clownlink.com and http://www.dadapalooza.com, as well as a few other places.
You can find out more about his clown work at http://www.acmeclown.com

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