Coding, Libraries, and Learning

Thursday, 10/20/2016
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Libraries throughout the country are implementing coding activities with and for teens. But, what makes a successful activity that helps teens gain the skills they need in order to succeed in the 21st century? Find out in this webinar.

In this 60 minute webinar 30 minutes will be provided for participants to engage in conversation with the speakers and each other. Come ready to talk about your challenges, successes, and questions related to designing and implementing coding activities with and for teens.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand why coding activities that support learning are key to library and teen success
  • Know how to build coding activities that connect teens to community mentors and experts
  • Understand how to work with teens so that they can act as coding experts and mentors at your library and in the community

Who Should Attend

  • Library staff working with teens in school and/or public libraries
  • Staff in informal learning environments that work with teens
  • Library technology staff working with all ages
  • Library school students
  • Administrators working with staff to develop teen initiatives


  • Kathy Lane,Programs, Events and Outreach Coordinator, Bouler (CO) Public Library
  • Crystle Martin, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Postdoctoral research fellow for the Digital Media and Learning Hub at University of California, Irvine
  • Cecily Peters,Video Production Assistant, Ak-Chin Indian Community Library, Maricopa, AZ
  • Kate Radford, Public Services, Boise (ID) Public Library
  • Jeffrey Stoffer, Librarian, Ak-Chin Indian Community Library, Maricopa, AZ



YALSA members: Free
Non-Members: Available for purchase on the Webinars On Demand page 24 hours after the live recording.

How to Register

YALSA members may register for this webinar on the Members Only Webinar Registration page. (Login required.) Non-Members may purchase the webinar on the Webinars On Demand page 24 hours after the live recording.

Tech Requirements

The webinar will be hosted using the Zoom platform. Zoom allows participants to join the session using a webcam and computer or phone for audio, via their app for Andrioid and iOS devices, and via phone only.  To learn how to get started with Zoom and MAC and PC systems requirements visit the software's Getting Started web pages.

After registering for the session you'll receive full login information.


Linda W. Braun, CE Consultant, 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5273.