Tech Tools for Teen Leadership

This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization!

Let's face it, learning and using new technologies can seem overwhelming.  However, many of the technologies that spring up every day can help you be a better leader in your library and a better manager of teen library services. You can also use many tech tools to help teens gain leadership skills. In many cases these technologies give you a chance to trade traditional ways of doing things for new and improved methods of accomplishing various tasks. 

Learning Outcomes

In this class you will:

  • Find out about free easy-to-use technologies that make it easier for you to lead and manage teen library services
  • Discuss ways to use new technologies to plan and implement TAG projects, meetings, and programs
  • Learn how to begin to integrate technology in order to make your day-to-day teen services tasks more easily accomplished.
  • Brainstorm methods for keeping up with technology so to improve teen services in your library

Who Should Attend

  • Teen services librarians
  • Public library workers
  • School library workers
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens and/or tweens


Linda W. Braun is a YALSA past president. Linda is an educational technology consultant with LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.  She provides training and consulting to schools, libraries, and other educational institutions on how to integrate technology successfully.



With a group offering, all registrants, regardless of membership status, will receive the YALSA member rate.

Group offering without CEUs - $155 per person
Group offering with CEUs - $175 per person

How to Register

This course is currently available only as an organization-exclusive offering. For inquiries about how employees at your organization can participate in an offering exclusive to your group, please contact Program Officer, Continuing Education Nicole Gibby-Munguia at or 1-312-280-5293.

Registrations are accepted via online registration system, paper registration form, mail, or fax. Check, money order, purchase order or credit card must accompany registration to reserve space in this course. Fax registrations are accepted for credit card and purchase orders only.

Tech Requirements

This e-course is hosted through Moodle.


For organizations requesting an organization-exclusive offering of the course, an application for CEU credits may be filed upon request. This six-week course may be eligible for 1.5 CEU credits.


Contact YALSA at or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390.