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Libraries Ready to Code Collection beta release this week

This post originally appeared in American Libraries blog The Scoop on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. It is co-written by Marijke Visser, associate director and senior policy advocate at ALA’s Washington Office and Libraries Ready to Code project leader, along with Nicky Rigg, CS education program manager at Google. The American…

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7 sessions + 1 party = Washington Office at Midwinter 2017

What do Google, Inc., the Harvard School of Education, Georgia Department of Public Health and the Lakeview (Okl.) Elementary School have in common? If you guessed “the Washington Office lineup at Midwinter 2017,” you were right! Our sessions cover topics ranging from computer science education to professional development to family…

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Design a Doodle4Google on”What I see for the future…”

Of course you know some creative kids. They’re in your library all the time. Curious questioners,”what if” and”yes but” thinkers, avid readers, constant social media checkers/posters, scheme devisers, and doodlers. Why not challenge these K12 kids to submit a doodle in the 2016 Doodle4Google contest going on right now? The…

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ALA writes to French council on information access

Yesterday, ALA submitted a letter to the Conseil d’État (Council of State) in France regarding Google’s appeal of the decision of the Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) implementing a ruling of the European Court of Justice. This decision concerns Google, Inc. and the issue commonly known as the…

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ALA appoints Nick Gross OITP Research Associate

This week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Nick Gross will serve as a Research Associate in its Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). In that role, Nick will provide policy research assistance on copyright, telecommunications, and the other issues within the OITP portfolio. In particular, he will work…

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