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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Reaching Teens via Cell Phones

If you want to learn how to reach teens through their cell phones, you might be interested in this webinar. YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Assn, is hosting a webinar on Nov. 18 called "Going Mobile: Teens, Libraries and Cell Phones." The speaker will be Jennifer Velasquez, teen services coordinator of the San Antonio Public Library and a lecturer at the School of Library and Information Studies at the San Jose State University. It will take place at 2 p.m. EST.
Participants in the webinar will learn how to:
  • Use a free text-messaging service to alert teens to library events
  • Host cell phone novel-writing programs or texting contests to engage teens in library services
  • Understand teen cell use and demographics, as more minority teens use cell phones to connect to the Internet
  • Learn how cell phones help diminish the digital divide and how integrating cell phones into library services is another method to reach teens in their own environment
Webinars cost $39 for individual YALSA members and $49 for all others. A group rate of $195 is available by contacting Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293. Registration is open at

1 comment:

unlocked cell phones said...

This sounds like a great idea. Kids are so tech-distracted these days maybe it's time we reach out to them through their channels.

- Janice Ratliff