Little eLit @ #alaac14: Sunday 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 Sunday, June 29 sessions to your schedule:

Whet Your APPetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens

Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 11


  • Allison Santos, Youth Services Librarian, Princeton Public Library
  • Amy Graves, Teen Librarian, Manchester City Library
  • Cen Campbell, Founder,
  • Claire Moore, Head of Children’s Services, Darien Library
  • Marianne Martens, Assistant Professor, Kent State University
  • Paige Bentley-Flannery, Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library

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. A variety of app recommendations will be paired with ideas for how to use them with children in your library.

Dynamic Digital Dia: Promoting Cultural Competence in Digital Storytimes

Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 11


  • Cen Campbell, Founder,
  • Jamie Naidoo, Associate Professor, University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies
  • Karen Nemeth, Author, Presenter, Consultant, Language Castle

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.


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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