LittleeLit at ALA Annual in Vegas!

It looks like we’ll be participating in at least 4 different sessions at ALA Annual in Vegas! Here’s what we know so far:

The Apps are all Right
Cen Campbell, Barbara Klipper, Carisa Kluver & Tess Prendergast
Saturday, June 28 at 8:30 am – 10:00am.

Designed as a primer for children’s and teen librarians, this session offers a dynamic overview of the place of the app as a new format within our profession. Four panelists will provide relevant research and examples from practice with diverse populations of children and teens. Participants will also be invited to
explore the continuously evolving rationale for strengthening the role of the children’s and teen librarian in app recommendation for the communities we serve.

ECRR 2.0: Using Apps and eBooks in Early Literacy Programs
PLA Sponsored Session: Phyllis Bontrager, Cen Campbell, Chip Donohue, Carisa Kluver, Claire Moore & Naomi Smith
Saturday, June 28 at 1:00 to 2:30

Parents and librarians want to know how to safely integrate apps and eBooks into their lives without feeling guilty. A panel of practitioners will explore: the current research on the effects of digital media on children, how to model healthy media behavior, when apps are useful, and how they can be incorporated into collections and programming.

Whet Your APPetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens
ALSC Hot Topic: Paige Bentley-Flannery, Cen Campbell, Amy Graves, Marianne Martens, Claire Moore & Allison Santos
Sunday June 29 1-2:30 PM

Are you ready to start using apps in your library programs and services? Already using apps but want to try something different? Looking for new recommendations for caregivers and children? Come to our showcase of new and favorite apps selected by ALSC’s Children and Technology Committee and Digital Content Task Force. The recommendations will be paired with concrete ideas for how to use these apps with children in your library.

Dynamic Digital Dia: Promoting Cultural Competence in Digital Storytimes
Cen Campbell, Jamie Naidoo & Karen Nemeth
Sunday June 29 3-4 PM

For almost 20 years, librarians have used Día to celebrate literacy and cultural and linguistic diversity. By getting digital with Día, librarians can provide broader access to culturally responsive materials, connect digital natives with global children’s literature, and provide interactive programs promoting cultural and digital literacies. Navigating the fluctuating landscape of digital media, this dynamic session provides selection criteria and suggestions for using apps and digital books to promote cultural competence in children’s library programs.



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