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Makers2Mentors: CS Ed Week in Homer, AK

Guest post by Claudia Haines, Youth Services Librarian at Homer Public Library, a Libraries Ready to Code grant recipient. She’s at the helm of Homer Public Library’s year-long initiative called Makers2Mentors, which is embedding computational thinking and computer science in the culture of the library. In December, days can be cold…

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

Note: This post, contributed by Code.org 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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The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is live!

The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is live! The App Challenge is an annual congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in coding and computer science through local events hosted by the Members of Congress. Between now and November 1, high school students from across the country will be busy creating an…

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Congratulations to Marijke Visser

I had a great experience at the recent Conference in Chicago hope you did, too. There is such positive energy being amongst thousands of library folks dedicated to advancing services in their respective communities, the library profession and ALA. A particular highlight for me was announcing Marijke Visser’s promotion to…

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Libraries across the U.S. are Ready to Code

This post was originally published on Google’s blog The Keyword. Emily Zorea is not a computer scientist. She’s a Youth Services Librarian at the Brewer Public Library in Richland Center, Wisconsin, but when she noticed that local students were showing an interest in computer science (CS), she started a coding…

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