Using Social Media and Mobile Technology to Engage Teens

Using Social Media and Mobile Technology to Engage Teens (ALA TechSource Workshop) Jennifer LaGarde

Today’s teenagers and college students live, work, study, and communicate in a world where social media and mobile technology are ubiquitous. Emerging research even suggests that students’ brains are developing differently as a result of their connected, technology-driven world.  Even tech-savvy librarians can feel challenged reaching out to this age group using these tools. In this weeklong workshop Jennifer LaGarde will show you how to engage with teens by “speaking their language,” using technology to connect with young adults on their own level. You’ll also learn how you can harness social media and mobile technology to build innovative library programming and instruction.