Digital Literacy

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

Three girls working on computers

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 girls to be involved with computer science from the National ... Read More »

Coding in Arkansas Public Libraries

Patrons using library computers

Guest post by Amber Gregory, Coordinator of E-Rate Services at the Arkansas State Library, which uses funds provided by an IMLS LSTA grant to train librarians to facilitate coding programs. Coding and computer science are a priority in Arkansas, and public libraries are working alongside schools to bring coding opportunities to youth of our state. Many Arkansas public libraries offer coding ... Read More »

Libraries Ready to Code adds capacity

Student and instructor participating in Ready to Code progamming

Guest post by Linda Braun, CE coordinator for the Young Adult Library Services Association has been involved with ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative since its start, serving as project researcher and now assisting with the administration of the Phase III grant program. The Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) team is growing by one! Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Associate Professor, College ... Read More »

Applications for Libraries Ready to Code grants now open

Hands on a laptop keyboard

Those of you who signed up for email updates for the Libraries Ready to Code grant program got a sneak peek of the application last Friday. Today, it’s out for the world! Check out the Libraries Ready to Code website for all the details you’ll need to apply. We are accepting applications now through August 31, 2017. Libraries interested in ... Read More »

UMD, OITP and YALSA announce first cohort of YX Librarians

Closeup of child's hands on a laptop keyboard, display shows some sort of coding program

ALA’s Office of Information and Technology Policy is pleased to support the University of Maryland’s iSchool YX Graduate Certificate program as part of its Youth & Technology portfolio. We will be working closely with the YX partners to explore how the participating students’ work can augment our Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) initiative. Dr. Mega Subramaniam and Linda Braun, faculty ... Read More »