Sunday, March 21, 2010

Conference - Teens and Technology

Teens and Technology

Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce the third in a dynamic monthly series of online workshops librarians can enjoy right at their desktops on hot topics. The latest conference on Teens and Technology is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13. Kelly Czarnecki from the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County is the keynote speaker. She will talk about “A Great Fit: Teens, Technology and Libraries!” Kelly’s talk will take a look at how libraries throughout the country are engaging teens with technology and why. Then she will address ways (low budget!) that libraries can integrate more technology programs and services for teens in their library and community and convince their administrators along the way.

· Other speakers for this inspiring day-long conference include:

· Dodie Ownes, Editor of SLJTeen on “Teens and Technology”
Marianne Mancusi, Author of Gamer Girl
Beth Gallaway, Trainer/Consultant on “Jumping on the Gaming Bandwagon: Advocacy, Best Practices and Current Trends”
· Angie Green, Alliance Library System, “Digital Literacy”
· Cynthia Hart, Virginia Beach Public Library, “Geeking Out @ the Library”
· Beth Gallaway, “Web 2.wh0a: Trendy Tech to Use with Teens”

A full informational flyer can be found at
Register at

Registration for librarians for the one day conference is $40; for students $30; and for groups $100.

For more information on these workshops please contact Lori Bell at ALS, or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at

Alliance Library System is one of nine regional library systems in Illinois serving 260 libraries of all types in a 14,000 square mile area.
TAP Information Services ( helps organizations innovate.

Lori Bell
Director of Innovation
Alliance Library System
600 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309)694-9200 ext. 2128