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Looking to Learn More About Kids and Digital Media?

The ALSC Digital Content Task Force has been hard at work on the new Digital Media Resources page, a go-to list for children’s librarians. We’ve collected the best articles, blog posts and websites on the issues and research, apps and eBooks to help you navigate the digital frontier. Whether you’re recommending resources for parents, looking for new program ideas, or advocating for access, you’ll find something to help here. We’ll be updating the page regularly, so please be sure to send us your contributions!

Headed to ALA Annual in Las Vegas?

Please join us on Sunday from 1-2:30 in the Las Vegas Hotel for the Digital Content Task Force and Children and Technology Committee program: Whet Your APPetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens. Allison Santos, Amy Graves, Cen Campbell, Claire Moore, Marianne Martens, and Paige Bentley-Flannery will showcase new and favorite apps and present ideas for how to use them in your library.

There’s lots more happening at ALA, check out these programs:

Saturday morning at 8:30, ALSC presents The Apps are All Right! Exploring the Role of Apps in Children’s and Teen Services.

Saturday at 1, OITP-ALA and Moving Ahead with Digital Content presents a chance to hear the Digital Content Working Group talk about eBook advocacy efforts so far and future directions, while the panel at ECRR 2.0: Using Apps and eBooks in Early Literacy Programs will discuss digital technology and the ECRR five practices.

The AASL will present this year’s list of Best Apps for Teaching and Learning on Saturday afternoon at 3.

And on Sunday afternoon at 3, you can find out how to get digital with Dí­a at Dynamic Digital Dí­a: Promoting Cultural Competence in Digital Storytimes.

Know of more great opportunities at Annual? Please share them in the comments!


This month’s blog post by Rachel Wood, ALSC Digital Content Task Force (virtual committee)

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