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Author: Marijke Visser

As associate director and senior policy advocate, Marijke leads and coordinates all of ALA’s work on E-rate. In addition, Marijke supports the Program on Networks focusing on broadband adoption issues for diverse populations. Marijke also serves as Program Director for OITP’s emerging portfolio on children, youth, and technology.

YX librarians at MidWinter 2018: Confidence and facilitation is key for youth tech programs

Shannon Lake, Tori Ogawa, and Heather Thompson are a few of the outstanding and innovative librarians who are part of the inaugural cohort of YX Librarians, a post-graduate certificate program offered by the University of Maryland. Alongside one of their instructors, Dr. Mega Subramaniam, these front-line librarians will discuss implementing…

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Computing in libraries: Funding open for AspireIT summer program

This is a guest post from Jennifer Manning, Program Director of AspireIT Partnerships at the National Center for Women & Information Technology, which works with the ALA Washington Office’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative and NCWIT AspireIT to connect young women program leaders to public libraries to design and implement coding…

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NCWIT AspireIT funding open for summer

This is a guest post from Jennifer Manning, Program Director of AspireIT Partnerships at the National Center for Women & Information Technology. The ALA Washington Office’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative and NCWIT AspireIT are partners in connecting young women program leaders to public libraries to design and implement coding…

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Inspiring Girls in CS: ALA and NCWIT AspireIT team up to reach more girls through libraries

This post was co-authored by Jennifer Manning, Program Director, AsprielIT Partnerships, NCWIT, and Marjike Visser, Associate Director at the American Library Association’s Washington Office. It is the last of our #CSEdWeek series. 2017 CS Education Week was full of opportunity to showcase library coding programs and activities focused on inspiring…

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Congratulations to the 2017 Libraries Ready to Code Cohort

This morning ALA and Google announced the new cohort of libraries that will participate in the Phase III of the Libraries Ready to Code initiative. These libraries will work together to design and implement coding programs for young people to promote computer science (CS) and computational thinking among youth. This…

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