Join the Little eLit Think Tank!
Are you interested in exploring the possibilities that apps and other new media have to offer in storytime and other library collections, services and programs? Would you like to become a media mentor, helping families to incorporate apps into their lives in healthy ways? Join the Little eLit Think Tank! Send us a note through our contact form and tell us a little bit about your interest or experience with Young Children, New Media & Libraries.
The focus of LittleeLit.com and the LittleeLit Think Tank is to develop promising practices for the use of new media with young children and their families in libraries. We do this by sharing our experiences, ideas and expertise within the Think Tank, and then sharing them out to the world by presenting at local, state and national conferences (non-library conferences especially!) and other online and real-life forums.
The Think Tank is a rapidly-expanding group of about 100 children’s librarians, library school profs and students, early childhood educators, app reviewers, literacy scholars, authors, and doctoral students. We interact mainly by email, but we’ve recently started a Facebook Group as well.
Think Tank members collaborate and advocate in the following ways:
- Writing blog posts about new media programs, collections and services for young kids on the Little eLit blog
- Representing Little eLit at conferences
- Writing articles & books
- Producing webinars, slideshows, demos, or other professional development resources
- Helping out in some other way (new projects arise weekly!)
This a grass roots movement and everyone has something to offer! Many of the early Little eLit Think Tankers joined even before they even HAD an iPad (me included!!) and there are many exciting leadership opportunities available. We might even be able to offer internships or professional experience projects soon, so if you’re looking for one of those, please let us know!