Report from Annual 2011: Teens Reading Digitally

When I left the Teens Reading Digitally panel discussion on Sunday at Annual I was thinking to myself, “Wow, I love hearing how people are pushing the boundaries in order to connect teens to content, and to get them excited about reading and writing.” For example:

  • iDrakula author Bekka Black explained how she came up with the idea for her multi-platform novel that highlights the ways in which teens are reading in the digital age. Black joined the panel via Skype and was kind enough to stay throughout the entire session even though she was not face-to-face. One story Black told was about how one night when sitting at a restaurant she noticed a boy and girl (brother and sister) texting with each other as they sat next to one another at the table. Continue reading Report from Annual 2011: Teens Reading Digitally

At Annual Talking About Teens That Are Digital and Mobile

Two YALSA programs at Annual Conference are geared to helping librarians think about and plan for how to connect with teens within the mobile and digital reading environments.

On Sunday, June 23, from 1:30 to 3:30, YALSA will sponsor the program Teens Reading Digitally Going Handheld and Mobile. The focus of the program is on how teens read, write, and learn using digital devices. Speakers include:
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YALSA Podcast #87: Interview with Katie Robbins of Figment.com

This episode’s guest is Katie Robbins of Figment, a new website devoted to Young Adult literature and creative writing for teens.

krobbins_figment.mp3

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

If you have a chance to check out Figment’s site, come back and let us know what you think in the comments field of this post. You may follow the links below to find Figment’s site as well as other resources mentioned in the episode.

Figment

Figment News Blog

Figment Review Blog

NY Times Article on Figment’s launch