I’m Teaching an ALSC Webinar: Best Practices for Apps in Storytime

Best Practices for Apps in Storytime

Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader’s advisory in the app space (“Appvisory”). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify sources for current research on the effects of digital media on young children
  • Identify review sources for digital media for children
  • Understand the difference between passive and interactive media and the implications for storytelling
  • Communicate effectively about the importance of healthy media behavior
  • Model healthy media behavior in early literacy programming

Who Should Attend

Children’s librarians, library paraprofessionals, library support staff, library administration, college faculty, and students who are interested in the subject matter.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This webinar is open to anyone of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.


Cen Campbell is a children’s librarian at the Santa Clara County Library District and the Mountain View Public Library, and a children’s digital services consultant at LittleeLit.com. She has driven a bookmobile, managed branch libraries, developed innovative programs for babies, young children and teens, and now helps other libraries incorporate digital media into their early literacy programming. She attended the California State Library’s Eureka! Leadership Institute in 2008 and now serves on the ALSC Children & Technology committee.

Date(s) & Time(s)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Posted on February 19, 2013, in webinar and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is fantastic!!! Are you sharing on Twitter – that #storyappchat group might like to know about this.

    Congrats – great projects, great things happening for you!

    Karen Nemeth

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