Event: Sequences & Stories, Part 2
Time/Date: 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Monday, September 23, 2019
Presenters: Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, WI DPI; Caitlin Schaffer, Oconomowoc Public Library; Angela Meyers and Laurie Freund, Bridges Library System
Location: Franklin Public Library. 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132
This workshop will introduce participants to Computational Thinking (CT), which is a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions in ways that a computer can execute. CT is also referred to as "coding." Don't feel intimidated--the session will be relaxed with no PYTHON, HTML, or binary code spoken or used!
The State of America’s Libraries report is a summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 7 – 13, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries.
Never have our nation’s libraries played such a pivotal role in strengthening communities through education and lifelong learning.
Here is a list of information and resources about the report:
National Library Week 2019: New Graphics with Honorary Chair Melinda Gates, Ken Jeong Video PSA, and More
As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is teaming up with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst to increase consumer education around health insurance.
Up to 70 U.S. public libraries will be awarded $500 mini-grants to implement consumer outreach and education activities around health insurance and health information. Mini-grant applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019.
Learn more at https://bit.ly/2tiRHV2
National Library Week is an exciting opportunity for libraries of all types to raise awareness of their value and impact in the communities they serve. Free tools are already available for you to start planning—stay tuned for more great materials coming soon!
Learn how to participate, download Library Week tools, and more at http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/national-library-week-tools.