LittleeLit at the 2014 ALSC Institute

LittleeLit will be presenting with a panel of dynamic presenters at the ALSC Institute on September 18-20, 2014 in Oakland, CA.

Tech Access on a Budget

Cen Campbell,; Suzanne Flint, California State Library; Molly Fraker, Berkeley Public Education Fund; Mary Ann Scheuer, Berkeley Unified School District (CA); Andrea Vernola, Kalamazoo Public Library (MI)

Have you ever wanted to bring new technologies like iPads, podcasting or video editing labs to the children and teens you work with, but felt like you can’t even enter the discussion because funding is so tight? This program uses real life case studies to examine ways similarly situated libraries have brought new technologies to children and teens through different funding opportunities from. You’ll learn about different funding opportunities, how to make an effective case for tech, and most importantly, why young patrons benefit from increased access. Participants will leave with immediately implementable ideas, whether a small scale trial or a large scale grant, for increasing access to high quality media and technology on even the most daunting budget.

Also check out:

Advocating for Appropriate Technology in the Children’s Spaces
Elizabeth Gray, Yolo County Library (CA)
Have you ever had a parent complain about Early Literacy computers? Have you had co-workers grouse about tweens using computers for games? Are J books part of your e-book budget? Learn how to advocate for children to have access to and use the technology that is now the foundation for their learning experiences. Walk away with tips on how to bring e-books to underserved populations and how to introduce new technologies to your library community.

Posted on March 6, 2014, in Literacy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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