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Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
- Identify sources for current research on the effects of digital media on young children
- Identify review sources for digital media for children
- Understand the difference between passive and interactive media and the implications for storytelling
- Communicate effectively about the importance of healthy media behavior
- Model healthy media behavior in early literacy programming
About the Authors
is a children’s librarian at the Santa Clara County Library District and the Mountain View Public Library, and a children’s digital services consultant at Little eLit
. 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.
For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.