ALA has announced a competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, that will fund a cohort of 25-50 school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth. The grant application will open in late July. If you’d like to get notification when the application is open, sign up via this online form. The $500,000 program is part of Phase III of Libraries Ready to Code, an ongoing collaboration between ALA and Google to ensure library staff are prepared to develop and deliver programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth, two skills that will be required for challenges and jobs of the future. YALSA is partnering with ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, AASL, and ALSC to implement this program. Learn more.
The American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is soliciting nominations for best library practices using cutting-edge technology.
â€œWe want to showcase libraries that are serving their communities with novel and innovative methods and provide the library community with some successful models for delivering quality library service in new ways,â€ said Vivian Pisano, Chair of OITP’s America’s Libraries for the 21st Century Subcommittee.
If you wish to submit a nomination, please complete and submit the form available at http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/Cutting%20Edge/Nomination-Form.doc Continue reading Innovative Technology: nominate your library!