Got Stuff, But No Staff?: Adventures in Creating a Student Techspert Team

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During difficult times of budget cuts, school librarians are often fortunate to hold full-time positions never mind having support staff. Learn how a student techspert team can increase engagement in your library program, while also proving opportunities for management of library resources and makerspaces.

Webinar Slides pdf icon  |  Sample Techspert Application pdf icon

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop ways to empower their students and increase engagement.
  2. Understand how to create a student techspert team.

  3. Help their students to develop a sense of ownership of their library program.

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Kristina Holzweiss

Mrs. Holzweiss, who is a Library Media Specialist at Bay Shore Middle School, is known in her district as a pioneer who is proficient with the most current technology. She is always willing to help teachers and even co-teaches as she assists with research and technology skills. After initiating a project-based program called Genius Hour that helps students manipulate, create, design and learn, she also secured funding for the first Students of Long Island Maker Expo.
This year Kristina has been honored to be the recipient of the 2015 NYSCATE Outstanding Teacher of the Year and the Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership Innovation Award. Kristina has also been selected as the 2015 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal and Scholastic.
Kristina has created a Genius Hour program in her school library and also organized SLIME - Students of Long Island Maker Expo. Kristina has presented at ISTE and moderates a Voxer group for educators interested in bringing makerspaces and Genius Hour into their libraries and classrooms. She blogs at Bunhead with Duct Tape and you can follow her on twitter at @lieberrian.



This webinar archive is complimentary.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


Jennifer Habley 
AASL Manager, Web Communications