Children’s Services in the Digital Age: Technology Competencies

Have children’s services changed with the rising use of eBooks and mobile devices? If so, how? Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report tells us that 46% of children have read an eBook—up from 25% only two years ago. Most parents are interested in having their children read eBooks (72%). We will demonstrate how to use digital media in your story times, reader’s advisory, and general children’s services.Come away from this session with tips that !t your technology comfort zone! Learn more about how library websites, early literacy computers, and other technology can help you reach children and families. Take a look at what you are doing now and assess your ability to increase your use of digital media in the future. Outcomes include:a list of best apps for storytimes; basic competencies for eBooks; examples of using technology in storytime and Every Child Ready to Read programs; how to communicate the value of using digital media with children; and how children’s services can best use their library’s on-line resources and website.

Cen Campbell,
Elizabeth Gray, Yolo County Library
Genesis Hansen, Mission Viejo Public Library

Core Tech Competencies for Children’s Staff


Posted on November 10, 2013, in Literacy. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I appreciate the seminal work you all are doing in pushing the envelope on where we need to be to serve an ever-evolving/changing community of users. Stay strong and keep up the great work!

    • Thank you so much, Marge! We have a whole group of motivated librarians working together to figure out where we’re going as a profession with these new formats. It’s a grass-roots, crowd-sourced effort! It’s awesome to be part of, and we love hearing supportive words!

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