Teen Tech Week Mini Grants

Some of you might have heard about this – just passing it along: YALSA has some Teen Tech Week mini grants to give out to some lucky libraries! From Yalsa’s website:

“Thanks to our 2008 Corporate Sponsor Dungeons & Dragons, you could win one of twenty mini grants for your celebration! Mini grants of $450 and $50 worth of Teen Tech Week products are available to YALSA members who plan to offer unique, engaging programming activites, services or resources to celebrate Teen Tech Week in their community. Download the official rules and submit the application form and your proposal to the YALSA office at [email protected] by January 7, 2008.”

So if you want to do this, get those application forms in fast!

ProBlogger on Inviting Participation

The ProBlogger blog has a great post on how to invite participation in your blog. Here are some bullet points from the article:

  • Reveal what you don’t know – admitting you don’t know something makes you seem real
  • Ask a Question – ideas: tie it to the thing you don’t know, or ask for experiences or examples
  • Run a poll – allows readers to participate in an anonymous way
  • Invite a response – call your readers to action (write a post of their own, enter a competition, etc)
  • Create a space for interaction – create a forum

Go read the post – lots of good stuff there!