Monday, November 3, 2014

New Media and Libraries--National and Wisconsin Updates

Did you see today's post on the ALSC blog?  Check it out:

Young Children, New Media & Libraries Survey: The Results Are In!
Have you heard that librarians are using new media in their programming for young children? Are you perhaps one of these trail-blazers? Do you ever wonder what else is happening in the library world with respect to new media? For the first time, we have some answers to these questions and more, and we are going to share some teasers with you. The full results will be published in Children & Libraries in 2015. Many thanks to everyone who responded to the survey. (Read the full post here).

Whether or not you participated in the new media survey conducted earlier this year, another new media opportunity is coming your way.  More information on the following training will be shared later this month.  But for now, may the following description pique your interest!

      Growing Wisconsin Readers New Media Training 
      (Spring 2015)

The Growing Wisconsin Readers New Medial Training is designed to build capacity within Wisconsin’s youth services community to support new media offerings for young children and their families. “New media” can described as the ever-evolving software (e.g. apps) and hardware (e.g. tablets) that are radically influencing the childhood experience.  The New Media Training experience directly supports Wisconsin youth services library staff members in the integration of new media into new and existing library collections, programs, and services.  Nationally recognized consultants will facilitate the online and in person training.  A maximum of 24 youth services librarians (no MLS required), ideally representing all 17 public library systems, will be selected to participate through an online application process. Stay tuned for details!