Mega M. Subramaniam

Mega M. Subramaniam

Mega M. Subramaniam

Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Youth eXperience (YX) Lab
Patuxent Building, Room 2109-E
(301) 405-3406

Dr. Subramaniam's research focuses on enhancing the role of libraries in fostering the mastery of emerging digital literacies that are essential to STEM learning among underserved young people. Her work has been generously funded by various federal and private agencies, and is intended to bring research and practice together to enhance the skills of in-service and pre-service librarians. Dr. Subramaniam currently serves as a Board Member for Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA) and serves as the co-editor of the School Library Research Journal.  


Enhancing the role of libraries in fostering digital literacies among underserved young people.

Current Research Interests

  • Youth learning and technology
  • Youth emerging digital literacies
  • Learning in libraries


  • PhD, Florida State



Connected Learning at the Library: Developing Librarians' Capacity to Support Today's Digital Youth

Principal Investigator: Mega M. Subramaniam Dr. Katie Davis

This project brings together faculty members from the library and information science (LIS) schools at the University of Washington and University of Maryland and public library partners to develop a suite of professional development resources aimed at building public librarians’ capacity to leverage digital media and connected learning principles to promote 21st century skills among the youth they serve.

Embracing Participatory Design and Design Thinking in Children and Youth Librarianship

Principal Investigator: Mega M. Subramaniam
Investigator: Paul T. Jaeger

The iSchool and the College of Education at the University of Maryland, along with organizations within the American Library Association (ALA), are committed to advancing youth learning in libraries to develop a 12-credit online post-master’s certificate program.