The NYPL Youth Technology team leads efforts to increase equitable access to technology education opportunities that are both fun and meaningful for kids and teens across our 88 neighborhood branches.
The team develops curricula, programming toolkits, and staff trainings to support rich informal youth programs in the branches where kids can learn to use technology to create and express themselves, and that promote the development of youth identities as tech-literate and tech-interested 21st-century citizens. Our programs cover a diverse range of technology tools and literacies including computer programming, robotics, design, digital media production, and digital citizenship.
In addition to content and program development, the Youth Technology team works closely with our Children’s and Young Adult librarians to maintain a community of technology education practice among youth librarians and to provide youth staff with direct programming support.
As the Education Coordinator of NYPL’s Youth Tech team, you’ll develop and support youth programs that leverage the unique strengths of NYPL’s youth staff and library spaces to provide kids with informal, kid-centered, and project-based opportunities to work with the latest technologies.
You’ll wear several hats as you research and study the latest informal tech education trends, craft programming content, offer professional training, lead and coordinate community conversations between youth librarians across the system, and manage programming logistics.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Manager of Youth Technology, you’ll help our librarians reach thousands of youth patrons a year with programs that expose kids to what’s possible with tech, build their creative technology skills, and inspire kids to use technology to actively participate in our increasingly tech-centered world.
Branch libraries and 39th street office space