February 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Teen Tech Week Best Buy Mini Grants Available

TTW DIYIf you are a member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), you can apply for one of 10 $1,000 mini grants for Teen Tech Week funded by Best Buy. YALSA is looking for unique and innovative proposals geared to assist teens in gaining skills in using digital media for education, entertainment, or career building. The mini-grant is to be used to support the activity. Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply.

The deadline is January 1, 2014. Visit the application site now to review questions and prepare answers. This year’s theme is “DIY @ your library,” and the dates for YALSA’s Teen Tech Week are March 9-15, 2014.

Dodie Ownes About Dodie Ownes

Dodie Ownes left the glamorous world of retrospective conversion and disco to jump on the library vendor train. Since then, she has been learning at the feet of the masters about all things library. Dodie lives in Golden, Colorado, where even the sign which arches the main street says "Howdy."

Building Literacy-Rich Communities
Hosted by Library Journal and School Library JournalStronger Together is a national gathering of thought leaders and innovators from across the country who will share where and how partnerships between school districts and public libraries are having success. Join us May 10–12 at the University of Nebraska Omaha, as we explore the impact these collaborations are having on the institutions, communities, and kids they serve.