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ALA, Rosen Publishing release new “Libraries Ready to Code” video

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Today, ALA and Rosen Publishing released the video “Libraries Ready to Code.” Introduced during Computer Science (CS) Education Week, the video depicts coding activities in public and school libraries and underscores how libraries can increase exposure and access to CS learning opportunities for youth. The video will be used as an advocacy tool to increase awareness of library coding activities ... Read More »

Getting #ReadytoCode during #CSEdWeek

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Throughout CS Education Week we are talking about the Libraries Ready to Code project to share some of the themes and recommendations that emerged over the course of the past year’s work. Some of the issues librarians we interviewed raised repeatedly relate to getting started in coding activities for youth. Yesterday, Ready to Code advisory committee member, Crystle Martin wrote ... Read More »

ALA joins new network advocating for technology rights and opportunity

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Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced its participation with a new coalition calling for greater rights and opportunity for all in national technology and media policymaking. The ALA joined 16 other organizations in signing onto “Technology Rights and Opportunity” principles advocating for policies that ensure freedom of speech and equality of opportunity for all, while expanding the ability of ... Read More »

Coding in libraries is not just for experts

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This post was written by Crystle Martin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Irvine and member of OITP’s Libraries Ready to Code project Advisory Committee. This is one of several blog posts coming this week in recognition of Computer Science Education Week and the work libraries are engaged in providing coding opportunities for youth. Follow along with #ReadytoCode @youthandtech. Check ... Read More »

White House highlights Libraries Ready to Code for CSEdWeek

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Marking the first day of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), today the White House issued a Fact Sheet: A Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All celebrating the past year’s progress and announcing new actions in support of #CSForAll. Federal agencies like the Department of Education and the Institute of Museum and Library Services as well as national and local organizations ... Read More »