Thursday, December 31, 2009

White Flight Online?

Here is an interesting article (in draft form) by Danah Boyd about the split between Facebook and MySpace by teens depending on race, economics and self-perception.

White Flight

Monday, December 28, 2009

Online Social Networks and Schools

An interesting article about how schools might capitalize on online social networking.

Fifth Period Is Facebook
Why schools should stop blocking social network sites.
By Nicholas Bramble

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Free Scavenger Hunt Reading Program

Author and library lover Kay Cassidy has come up with a fun reading promotion your library can take part in. It is called The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest. 150 YA authors have created trivia questions to go with their books. Teens read the related book, turn in the their answers, and if they get at least 8/10, they are entered in the monthly drawing for a $50 giftcard to the bookstore of their choice.

The list of YA books you can choose from to feature are here.

Looks like a fun and easy way to promote books that might otherwise be sitting neglected on the shelf!