The Finnish Library Association celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010. On the occasion of the anniversary The Finnish Library Association wants to promote the important role of the libraries in transmitting cultural upbringing to the next generations.
Of the 157 videos entered into the Why I Need My Library teen video contest, two original music videos rose to the top, netting prize money from ALA for their creators’ libraries. Danielle Driggers’ video, with original lyrics about the importance of libraries in her life, won the grand prize in the category for 13–15-year-olds and $3,000 for the Timber Creek Elementary School in Flower Mound, Texas. A team of southern Connecticut teens took the grand prize in the 16–18 age group for their video (below) showing teens “chillin’ in the high school library.” New Canaan (Conn.) High School received the $3,000 prize money….
From Cicero to Maya Angelou to Keith Richards, lots of people have had interesting and important things to say about libraries. This video collects a number of those quotes. Music by Ivan Chew, ccmixter.org/files/ramblinglibrarian/23952.
Youth Matters: Screening your reads
Jennifer Burek Pierce writes: “YALSA sponsored a book-trailer contest for teens in 2010, embracing a concept that existed for almost a decade before gathering steam in recent years. A Wall Street Journal Speakeasy media blog entry (May 21, 2010) dates the term ‘book trailer’ to 2002. Elsewhere, publicity and marketing gurus have observed that book trailers became all but de rigueur around 2007. Their effects, however, are debated. Yet some book trailers are more popular (2:47) than others.”… American Libraries column, Jan./Feb.; YouTube, Sept. 1