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Picture This

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As my library’s collection of apps for our iPads grows, so does our collection of photos. I have to admit our digital camera is really getting a work out lately. Photo-documenting the use of these devices reinforces their popularity and shows the many ways they are used. I recently added several such photos to reports sent to our library board. They were very impressed when I provided them statistical information on the devices usage, but the photos clearly were the bigger hit. We are planning to purchase several more iPads to circulate as part of a new early literacy initiative and hope this type of documentation will help to secure funding.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and as we all know words tell a story.  The ALSC Digital Task Force is very interested in seeing your story in photographs.

We are asking libraries that use tablets, e-readers or other devices to take pictures. Whether it’s of a child exploring a new book app or a staff member hosting a digital story time, we ask you to share your photos with us. The Task Force is very interested in what libraries are doing across the country. We are presently gathering digital content photos and photos of tablets and iPads in libraries. Please feel free to contribute images of your favorite apps. We’ll be curating these images and sharing this virtual collection with the ALSC membership soon.

If you have images that you would like to share, please be mindful of your library’s policy on minor children in photographs.  Please make sure that the proper documents such as photo release forms have been signed by the child’s grown-up.

Please send your photos to digitalcontenttaskforce@gmail.com . Make sure to include your name, your library’s name, and other relevant information.

Allison Santos
ALSC Digital Task Force
Princeton Public Library, NJ

One comment

  1. Trista

    Hello!

    Those of us at Little eLit have been in the process of collecting pictures and videos of libraries using new media in storytimes to share with others as well.

    You can find our resources here: http://littleelit.com/photo-gallery/ and here: http://littleelit.com/programming-with-apps/what-new-media-in-storytime-looks-like/

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