Teen Tech Week

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:38 am
Teen Tech Week + audiobooks = Amazing
Posted by: Mary

March 8-14 is the American Library Association’s Teen Tech Week, sponsored by YALSA. This is a perfect time to display & promote the audiobooks that have been named as Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. Or ALSC’s Notable Children’s Recordings, as that list includes titles recommended for listeners age 14 and under. And of course, this year’s Odyssey Award winner The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and honor titles Curse of the Blue Tattoo, Elijah of Buxton, and Nation are sure-fire hits with teens. Tomorrow night is parent-teacher conference night in my school – a perfect opportunity to host a “How to Download” hands-on demo in my school library, showing parents how their public library card is the key to 24/7 educational & recreational materials available through the public libary web site. What a bonus that this is also “Read an Ebook Week“  – we’ll be downloading those as well!

U of M Libraries Win Award

The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Libraries has been selected by the American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries to receive the 2009 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. This award recognizes the accomplishments of library staff “as they come together as members of a team to support the mission of their institution.” This is a wonderful tribute to the creativity, dedication, and excellent service that U of M  staff provide to the campus.


Please join me in congratulating the University Libraries and send congratulatory notes to Wendy Lougee, University Librarian at wlougee@umn.edu

Libraries gear up for National Gaming Day @ your library

Hundreds of libraries across the country will join ALA for the first-ever National Gaming Day @ your library November 15. Public, school, and academic libraries will participate in two national events. The first is an attempt to establish a record for the most number of people playing the board game Pictureka! on the same day at the library. Gamers will also participate in a national library video game tournament via the Web. Watch a video interview (6:06) with ALA Literacy Officer Dale Lipschultz about this exciting initiative.

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