LJ's Digital Shift got me going with a fantastic list of apps and programs to help teach kids - well, and us!- coding mightiness. I can see some great programs growing at the library!
Cen Campbell of Little elit, along with colleagues Elizabeth Gray and Genesis Hansen, developed a list of core tech competencies in youth services. I think we need these kind of benchmarks to measure and plan for service to evolving communities of young, tech-savvy parents - and kids.
And since humor makes everything better, the ubiquitous xkcd comic posted some simple answers on what happens when new tech appears.
And speaking of competencies, with YALSA doing a soft launch of badges that teen librarians can earn as they practice competencies for librarians serving youth, Christie and Karen over at TLT (Teen Librarian Toolbox) , put the brakes on with some thoughtful questions on how those badges might- or might not - work.
Finally on the "service to our very youngest patrons"-front, two posts:
I love our La Crosse Public Library new staffer Brooke's story of how she saw a need to serve babies, came up with an initiative, wrote a grant and designed and pioneered Baby Book Bees at her blog Reading with Red.
I appreciate Rebecca's research, wise words and suggestions on Sturdy for Common Things on sharing great reads to "the bump" for expectant parents. Priceless!
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