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Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age: Apps and E-Books in Storytime (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER
Cen Campbell for PLA
Item Number: 0417-1301
Publisher: PLA
Price: $28.00
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Storytime has joined the digital age, and incorporating digital media into collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship. Join PLA and instructor Cen Campbell for this on-demand webinar that tackles this new territory. Cen explores mobile apps and e-books and shares practical techniques for integrating these tools into traditional early literacy programming. Participants will feel empowered to offer high-quality, book-based and educational media recommendations, model healthy media behavior, and effectively communicate with parents on the positive and negative implications of media consumption on very young children.

This archived webinar was originally presented April 17, 2013.

Running time: 58 minutes
About the Authors

Cen Campbell is a children’s librarian at the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Library District and the Mountain View (Calif.) Public Library, as well as a children’s digital services consultant at She has driven a bookmobile; managed branch libraries; developed innovative programs for babies, young children, and teens; and now helps other libraries incorporate digital media into their early literacy programming. She attended the California State Library’s Eureka Leadership Institute in 2008 and now serves on the ALSC Children & Technology Committee.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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