Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Libraries Ready to Code: Call for Focus Group Participants

Does your library offer coding activities or programs for youth? ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is looking for librarians to participate in a virtual focus group to help inform a new project, “Libraries Ready to Code.”

As part of OITP’s Youth & Technology portfolio, they are working on a Google-funded project to look across public and school libraries to understand better to what degree libraries provide coding programs for PK-12 youth. These virtual focus groups will build on survey data collected in the winter of programs already offered in libraries as well as a review of library blogs and articles. The groups will be facilitated by OITP staff and project researcher, Linda Braun. Your feedback will contribute to their baseline understanding of the nature and scope of coding programs in libraries.

There is no need to prepare – just bring your ideas and experience!

Please reply directly to Marijke Visser, OITP associate director, at mvisser@alawash.org. Responses by May 9 appreciated.

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