Screen-Free Week (SFW) is an annual, international celebration when child care, schools, families and community groups pledge to spend seven days without entertainment on a screen (TV, Handhelds, Computers) This is an opportunity to rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen; an opportunity for libraries to fill the gap during these 7 days.
Workforce3One, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration knowledge sharing tool, recently shared the following resources to assist teens in discovering career paths and reaching their career goals.
Learn How To Become — Covers creative, educational, financial & business, medical, public service, technology, trade and more career fields with job titles and requirements. Guide describes the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including course work in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.
Career Onestop – “What’s My Next Move?”— A seven step guide to print or use online which helps high-school students manage their career and employment path. Produced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
The SALON eContent website has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids / teens. The main digital collection, http://salon.sals.edu, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids / teens.
This appealing and user-friendly page contains eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check this page out now.
The Kid’s /Teen Collection site filters the overall digital collection to just show Children’s and Young Adult content, which gets kids / teens to the titles they want faster! This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for users with a library card. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so no need to worry about late fees.
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. We supply a secure lending platform for 22,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry and is a member of the 2012 Technology Fast 500. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland. www.overdrive.com