Help YALSA win the 2012 Digital Story Telling video competition from TechSoup!

Audience Choice Awards in TechSoup’s Digital Story Telling contest are now open for voting through Sunday, March 11 at 11:59pm PDT! YALSA entered a video in the contest, and we need your help to win! Our thanks to Linda Braun, Wendy Stephens, and the teens at Buckhorn High School in New Market, Alabama!

Here’s how to vote:

  • Visit
  • Select “Vote for Video”
  • Search for “Eve G.” (That’s our very own Eve Gaus!)
  • Vote!

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Vote for YALSA starting on Monday in TechSoup’s Digital Story Telling competition

YALSA entered a new video from YALSA Academy in TechSoup’s Digital Story Telling competition. You can vote for us starting Monday. Voting ends March 9, so bookmark the link and get ready to vote for YALSA next week.

Watch the video we made on how YALSA helps teens. Thanks to Wendy Stephens and Linda Braun for their work on this project!

Check out the new Teen Tech Week website!

YALSA launched its new Teen Tech Week website at! This Teen Tech Weekâ„¢ (March 4–10, 2012), YALSA invites you to Geek Out @ your library! This year’s theme encourages libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcase the outstanding technology they offer, from services such as online homework help and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.

What can you do at the website?

  • Begin by registering for Teen Tech Week. Registration is free and gives you access to the 2012 logo, which you can use to promote Teen Tech Week by adding it to your library’s website, blog, Facebook page, or other resources. Also, whenever you log in, you can access the logo by hovering over the “Registration” navigation bar and selecting “Download the Logo.”
  • Check out our new Toolkits section, with planning resources, tips for getting teens involved, publicity tools and more, including downloads
  • Tell us what you have planned in the Showcase section and add your library to the Teen Tech Week Google Map
  • Check out Teen Tech Week products from ALA Graphics and YALSA at the TTW Web Store,, including decals, posters, bookmarks, digital downloads and more, all featuring this year’s theme, Geek Out @ your library.
  • Questions? Find an answer in our FAQ, submit your own question, or contact us at