For immediate release | January 4, 2011

Easily incorporate free tech tools for teens @ your library with YALSA’s January webinar

CHICAGO — You don’t need to be a tech guru with a huge budget to successfully incorporate technology into your library’s teen services. Learn how to easily use technology at almost no cost to enhance teen library services in YALSA’s Jan. 20 webinar, Tech4U: Technology Programs for Every User, hosted by Megan Fink, middle school librarian and advisor at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Day School. The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. EST, and registration is now open at

Participants in the webinar will:

  • see demonstrations of free, easy-to-use Web applications like Animoto, VoiceThread, Comic Creator, Toondoo and Storybird
  • learn how to use these tools for special library events
  • find out how these tools can be used in school libraries and other educational settings.

Webinars cost $39 for individual YALSA members, $49 for all other individuals and $195 for groups (unlimited participants). Registration is open at Questions can be sent to Eve Gaus, YALSA’s program officer for continuing education, at or 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5293.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,


Stephanie Kuenn