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Briefing: Libraries, kids and technology

Interested in learning how children engage with technology at libraries? If you answered yes, then you might consider attending the briefing, Kids, Learning, and Technology: Libraries as 21st Century Creative Spaces on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Room 217. This event’s honorary co-host Representative Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) will be in attendance in addition to our wonderful panel of speakers.

Baby in a suit pointing at a laptop screen
Photo by Paul Inkles

Today’s children incorporate new and ever-changing technologies almost seamlessly into their learning experiences. They create multimedia projects in maker spaces and experiment using 3D printers. Children engage with digital content of all types—doing online research, developing web sites and mashups, creating blogs and videos, coding, and collaborating on original content in virtual communities.

Join us for a discussion with leading experts on technology, children, and learning who are making a difference from around the country. How can advanced technology in libraries further the goal of preparing our children for higher education and the global economy? What can be done to broaden and deepen this library contribution in communities? And how can Congress encourage the adoption of these new technologies for children and ensure future generations retain their technologically-competitive edge?

President-elect of the American Library Association, Sari Feldman, will provide a national perspective of how libraries and librarians advance children’s learning through technology. Ms. Feldman will then introduce a panel of leading practitioners and experts who will discuss their programs and activities, and address questions from the audience.

Nicola McDonald, Library Manager, New York Public Library
Jesse Sanders, Branch Manager, Warrensville Branch, Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library
Mega Subramaniam, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Please RSVP if you are able to attend the briefing.

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Jessica McGilvray

Jessica McGilvray is a former member of the Washington Office government relations team.

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