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Want to double-down on fixing the Copyright Law? Fix ELUAs.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Copyright Week logo.

The American Library Association is taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law and addressing what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Oh, EULAs! End-user ... Read More »

Equipping librarians to code: part 2

library professionals demonstrating coding in a public library computer lab

I know, I know, you just put down Increasing CS Opportunities for Young People, the Libraries Ready to Code final report, and are already saying to yourself, “What’s next?” and “How can I get involved?” Here’s the answer: Today we officially launched Ready to Code 2 (RtC2), Embedding RtC Concepts in LIS Curricula. Building on findings from last year’s work, RtC2 focuses ... Read More »

2016 was an awesome year – for libraries that code

Youth hands typing on laptops

As we start 2017 with a little trepidation of the unknown here in D.C., I am very pleased to be able to say 2016 was an awesome year for OITP’s Libraries Ready to Code project. Only a few things make me happier than talking about opportunities for kids to be excited about learning (and if libraries are involved, even better), ... Read More »

Robert Bocher re-appointed to Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors

USAC logo

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) applauded Robert (Bob) Bocher’s re-appointment (pdf) by the Federal Communications Commission to fill the library seat on the Board of Directors the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC administers the $3.9 billion E-rate program in addition to the other programs that are part of Universal Service Fund (USF) on behalf of the ... Read More »

And what a #CSEdWeek it was

Student and instructor participating in Ready to Code progamming

Today marks the last day of a very full #CSEdWeek for Libraries #ReadytoCode. While our Ready to Code project team is routinely effervescing about the stories we hear about youth projects taking place in and through libraries, this week allowed us to take a step back and share, check out what others in the CS learning space are up to, ... Read More »