Little eLit @ #alaac14: Saturday Sessions

ALA14 logoLibrary folks will be flocking to Las Vegas next week for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference. Many a person from Little eLit will be in attendance and presenting a handful of sessions that touch on the topic of young children and new media. Considering adding these Saturday, June 28 sessions to your schedule:

The Apps are All Right! Exploring the Role of Apps in Children’s and Teen Services

Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 8:30am to 10:00am
Las Vegas Convention Center, S230


  • Barbara Klipper, Consultant and Author, Serving the Spectrum, Stamford, CT
  • Carisa Kluver, Founder,; Editor,
  • Cen Campbell, Founder,
  • Tess Prendergast, Doctoral Candidate, Early Literacy, University of British Columbia

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

Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, S230


  • Carisa Kluver, Founder,; Editor,
  • Cen Campbell, Founder,
  • Chip Donohue, Dean of Distance Learning & Continuing Education; Director of TEC Center, Erikson Institute
  • Claire Moore, Head of Children’s Services, Darien Library
  • Naomi Smith, Youth Services Librarian, Pierce County Library

Interactions between grownups and young children using technology can enhance the child’s learning experience, just as using printed storybooks can. This panel will discuss digital technology for young children in the context of the ECRR Five Practices. Come join the discussion.


About Amy Koester

I'm a youth services librarian with a penchant for exciting ideas and engaging programs. It's a sure bet that if you talk to me about STEAM, whimsy, and trying new things, we'll be best friends forever.

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