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Washington Office Midwinter 2018 Events in Denver
Providing information and resources for
libraries - from storytelling strategies for your
advocacy efforts to guidance for launching
computer science (CS) programming at your
library - is top priority for sessions offered by
ALA's Washington Office. Featured speakers
come from StoryCorps, Google, the National
Center for Women & Information Technology, as well as from ALA's Washington Office,
and libraries of all types around the country.
Advocating to #FundLibraries and
impacting federal policies
Through persistent advocacy efforts in
2017, ALA members stood firmly against
threats to library funding and spoke strongly
in favor of net neutrality. Get the inside scoop
on federal policies and learn ways to advocate
for your library with your community.
Saturday February 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
StoryCorps: How good storytelling can
help #FundLibraries.  
With the 2018 federal funding cycle
looming, the need for librarians to capture
and share their own stories is more important
than ever. In this session, StoryCorps Community Training Specialist Maura Johnson
will highlight one library's creative response
to the 2017 funding threat and discuss the
StoryCorps model for collecting and sharing
stories. You'll learn about good story collection
methods and walk away with ideas for how
low-cost ways to share your library story with
your community.

Monday February 12, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Late Breaking News from the ALA Washington Office. A new session of Congress
begins, congressional leadership roles change,
and some decision-makers have legislative
agendas, but only some have a chance of
making it out of the block. Hear what is in
store for libraries this year inside the Beltway!
Enhancing your library's technology
Whether you're just thinking about offering coding classes at your library or want to
enhance a CS program already in full swing,
Libraries Ready to Code has a session that
will boost your confidence, inspire you with
new ideas and leave you with resources to
Saturday February 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  
Libraries Ready to Code from Research to Practice (Symposium on the Future of Libraries)
What does it take to bring a community of
researchers, LIS faculty, and practitioners
together to learn, design, and implement
successful computational thinking (CT)
activities for and with youth and families?
Find out in this session where the Libraries Ready to Code team describes how a
community of learners developed around
a common theme of re-envisioning youth
librarianship centered around CT. Session
participants will practice techniques that
seamlessly demonstrate how learning happens through observation and collaboration

between stakeholders, partners, and youth.
Saturday, February 10, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  
Building Digital Literacy Skills for Problem Solving and Job Skills Development
Applied Digital Skills is a free curriculum
designed for a blended learning environment
to help learners develop life and job skills
while building projects using G Suite (like
Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.). The curriculum
connects digital literacy learning with practical problem solving to develop important
job-ready skills. In this session, Google will
share information about how you can get
started using the curriculum in your library
and how other libraries have implemented
it in their specific contexts.
Sunday, February 11, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  

Confidence and Facilitation is Key;
Infusing Technology into Youth Programs
Where do I begin? What if I don't have
technology skills? What if I have no or
limited budget? These are all questions that
run through the minds of youth librarians
when asked to implement new technology
programs. Hear from front-line librarians
who had to answer these same questions to
successfully facilitate technology programs
for youth. Learn how to boost confidence in
implementing tech-infused programs through
community partnerships and adding youth
voice into the planning and implementation
process. Walk away with an arsenal of examples to facilitate youth technology programs
at your library.


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