Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, will partner with the city of Las Vegas, Henderson District Public Libraries, Discovery Children’s Museum, the Nevada Natural History Museum, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas Department of Journalism and Media Studies to plan a Youth Digital Learning Lab. The project, which will be designed and vetted with youth input and community feedback, will feature a network of digital learning opportunities for middle and high school youths. The learning opportunities will reflect best practices in mentor development, youth development, and civic engagement. The project will help position libraries as hubs and catalysts for youth digital literacy and help make youths central to local economic activity and vitality.

http://www.lvccld.org

Logging into Libraries: TechArt Program in Las Vegas Help Teens Develop Multimedia Skills

The TechArt Studio Program was mentioned in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, emphasizing how the program gets teenagers into libraries and connected with the available multimedia technology.

“’I’m absolutely in love with this program,’ said Kim Clanton-Green, manager of the Sahara West Library and project manager for the TechArt Studio program. Read the rest »