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, LittleeLit.com
Elizabeth Gray, Yolo County Library
Genesis Hansen, Mission Viejo Public Library