Computational Thinking in Your Library: Systematic Problem Solving in School & Real Life

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. Central 

Computational thinking is a systematic problem solving process applicable to multiple arenas, including various curricular areas and real life. In this session, learn about the basics of computational thinking, how it applies to school library programs and curriculum, and how it benefits our future ready learners in academia and real life.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Explore computational thinking in multiple contexts
  • Recognize the benefits of teaching computational thinking to our K-12 students
  • See examples of problem solving in school and in real life using computational thinking

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Jennifer MooreDr. Jennifer Moore is an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She teaches courses on school library technology, school library management, pedagogy, and young adult literature. Her research interests currently include computational thinking in youth services and data literacy in libraries.



Jennifer MooreLisa Gherman is a wife to an amazing husband, mother to three beautiful children, while currently holding her position fourth-grade teacher and curriculum lead at Alkek Elementary in Bandera ISD. It is her 10th year of teaching and fourth semester as a grade student at TWU working towards her Master’s degree in Library Science, with specialization in school librarian. she am proud to state that she am one of eighteen teachers who applied, and was chosen to become the first digital cohort of 1:1 classrooms using Chromebooks in her district. With this, she has been working alongside some amazing and driven teachers, to help them become more proficient in creating blended learning classrooms throughout their district.

Carrie RiosCarrie Rios is a science teacher at Robinson Middle School in Plano, Texas. She is currently a graduate student in Texas Women's University's School of Library and Information Studies and looks forward to becoming a school librarian.



Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all.

Complimentary access to the webinar archive is reserved for AASL members and subscribers of AASL eCOLLAB. Non-members and non-subscribers may purchase the webinar archive via AASL eCOLLAB. The archive is typically available within 1–3 business days of the live event.

How to Register

Register via Zoom. To join the webinar, use the personalized access link included in your registration confirmation or webinar reminders. (Review ALA’s personal data notification (PDN) before proceeding.)

As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other upcoming AASL eLearning. 

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Habley. Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.


Jennifer Habley
AASL Manager, Web Communications