Tech Tools for Teen Leadership

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

Young adult librarians, school librarians, teachers, administrators, and any literacy-focused professional who works directly with teens and 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.


How to Register

Registration for this course is not presently available.

Course length

Six weeks


Contact Nicole Gibby Munguia, YALSA's program officer for continuing education, at or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5293.


  • $155 YALSA members
  • $195 ALA Members
  • $215 nonmembers