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From the February 2012 AASL Hotlinks (Volume 10, Issue 11):
The Library of Congress is offering free resources for celebrating African American History Month in February, including, videos, exhibits, images, lesson plans, student activities and research aids. This year's theme, "Black Women in American Culture and History," honors African American women and the myriad of roles they played in the shaping of our nation. The theme, chosen by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History urges all Americans to study and reflect on the value of their contribution to the nation.
Click here to access these resources from the Library of Congress. There are a number of great primary sources that can be used in the classroom or for those History Day projects as well. We've also added this information to a new tab on the Resources for Libraries page called History Month Resources.
Tyler Irvin, Regional Librarian
| The sixth annual YALSA Teen Tech Week is rapidly approaching and is set for March 4-10, 2012.
If you are not familiar with Teen Tech Week, it is a national program sponsered by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), a division of the ALA. Teen Tech Week is meant to ensure that teens are compentent and ethical users of technologies, especially those offered at the library. The week encourages libraries to reach out to teen to show them how to use nonprint resources for education and recreation as well as demonstrate that librarians are qualified, trusted professional in the field of information technology.
This year's Teen Tech Week theme is "Geek Out @ Your Library." YALSA offers a number of products that may optionally be purchased to promote the event at your library. Check out the website for more information on the event or if you are interested in purchasing promotion materials.
Greetings! February is National Black History Month! Click here to access book lists, view activities for kids, listen to interviews with children's authors and more to celebrate and educate your patrons and students! And to view the Coretta Scott King Book Award winner and nominees for 2012 and past years, please click here.