Tag Archives: teens

What do people do when their technology breaks down?

LibrarianInBlack – “See? This is why technology training in your libraries is important.”

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Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing

NYTimes – “Good news for worried parents: All those hours their teenagers spend socializing on the Internet are not a bad thing, according to a new study by the MacArthur Foundation.”

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PLCMC celebrates YALSA’s Teen Tech Week 2008

a photoset on Flickr

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History Survey Stumps U.S. Teens

New York Times – “Fewer than half of American teenagers who were asked basic questions about history and literature during a recent telephone survey knew when the Civil War was fought, and one-quarter thought that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World sometime after 1750, not in 1492.”

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YA Peeps

Village Voice – “Meet the East Village “It” Couple of Young-Adult Lit”

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Luring Teens

Blake Carver thinks the word makes libraries sound “creepy”. Heh

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Can’t Please Everyone

R̩gine Labossi̬re РOlder Youths Squeezed As Library Adjusts Teen Night

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But Should We Cater To Them?

G – “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what the On Demand culture of the Internet has done to your kids. Can’t even walk twenty feet to the next room, anymore. Heaven forbid they ever have to do anything useful”

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Teen Health Database

PRnewswire – “Rosen Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of its Teen Health & Wellness electronic resource at two of the leading U.S. urban public libraries — The New York Public Library and Phoenix Public Library. Teen Health & Wellness is Rosen’s first online database, and has been garnering outstanding reviews and awards since its initial launch in early 2007.”

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Teens, Libraries and Web 2.0

Pew – “This presentation examines technology use by young patrons and suggests how the behavior and expectations of young internet users might shape the libraries of the future. Special attention is paid to the way teenagers have embraced social media tools, and the rate of adult adoption of various iconic “Web 2.0″ applications is also considered.”

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