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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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Coding in Arkansas Public Libraries

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…

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Inspiring library staff and your community: CS Ed Week in Paducah, KY

Guest post by Susan Baier, Director of McCracken County Public Library (Paducah, KY), a Libraries Ready to Code grant recipient. Along with Youth Services Librarian Lea Wentworth, Baier is implementing the Next Level! Coders Club for middle and high school students.  Getting your staff and your community excited about computer science is…

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It’s CS Ed Week 2017: Get ready for The Hour of Code

Note: This post, contributed by President Alice Steinglass, is the first in a series of District Dispatch posts during CS Education Week 2017, December 4-10, 2017. In the last few decades, technology has revolutionized libraries and research. But, when I learn to search for something on the internet, what…

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