Tag Archives: Libraries Ready to Code

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 »

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

children's hands playing a board game

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 a critical factor in the success of your library’s coding ... Read More »

Congratulations to the 2017 Libraries Ready to Code Cohort

Four young girls viewing a computer monitor amid the stacks in a library

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 is the first time ALA has dedicated funding for CS ... 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 »