Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Library staff and LIS faculty grapple with how to ensure library programs prepare youth for educational and career paths. What literacies will be needed in the future? What can we do now to build capacity in support of these literacies? Computational thinking, such as the ability to process information efficiently and effectively, is increasingly recognized as a fundamental literacy but opportunities for youth to develop these skills are not equitably distributed. Session participants will learn how libraries are uniquely positioned to address this inequity and discuss implications for youth services. Learning from 28 Ready to Code Libraries, we share what computational thinking in libraries looks like, why it’s important, and facilitation models that broadened youth participation, shifted staff perceptions, and impacted libraries and their communities.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries, WO
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Cost: Included with full conference registration.