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.

Course Requirements

Participation is this course will require approximately 2.5 hours (asynchronous) per week to:

  • Read the online course material
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete online exercises


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.

Date(s) & Time(s)

This course is not currently scheduled to be offered, but is available to be licensed for presentation to your library by contacting Nicole Gibby Munguia at or 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5293.

Course length

Six weeks


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

Course Pairings

Interested in more classes on technology? Check out New Technologies and New Literacies for Teens and Reaching Teens with Gaming.


Registration for this course is not presently available.


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