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Congratulations to the 2017 Libraries Ready to Code Cohort

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…

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Libraries Ready to Code adds capacity

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…

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ALA appoints Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Peha and Sari Feldman as senior fellows of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As senior fellows, they will provide strategic advice on our national policy advocacy. Jon Peha is a professor in the Department of…

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Latino Cultures platform from Google is a new library resource

This post originally appeared on The Scoop. Libraries across the country are working in a variety of ways to improve the full spectrum of library and information services for the approximately 58.6 million Spanish-speaking and Latino people in the US and build a diverse and inclusive profession. In honor of…

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ALA appoints Alisa Holahan OITP Research Associate

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Alisa Holahan will serve as a Research Associate in its Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In that role, Alisa will provide policy research assistance on copyright, telecommunications and E-rate and other issues within the OITP portfolio. Alisa just completed her term…

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