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  1. The What and Why of Computational Thinking

    The Libraries Ready to Code Collection is in Beta Release! Everything on this site is a test run.  The feedback period for the site content is currently closed. Thank you to all that submitted feedback. What is computational thinking? Computational thinki ...

    EWAGNER - 07/16/2018 - 12:03 - Professional Tools

  2. Library Service Design Heuristics Cards

    Developed by Joe J. Marquez and Annie Downey through the 2017 Future of Libraries Fellowship, the Library Service Design Heuristics cards can be used to quickly assess the many types of services libraries offer by asking simple questions to start thinking ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/14/2019 - 10:46 - Professional Tools

  3. Past Work

    Through research, continuing education, and resource development the Libraries Ready to Code project aims to empower library staff working with youth and families to design computational thinking activities for informal learning settings. Libraries that a ...

    EWAGNER - 06/22/2018 - 00:21 - Professional Tools

  4. Co-Working / Co-Living

    Co-working spaces bring individuals and teams, employed by companies or self-employed, together in shared spaces where they can share ideas and knowledge across their work and create a sense of community. Similarly, co-living spaces bring individuals toge ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/05/2019 - 12:02 - Professional Tools

  5. Design Thinking

    Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that utilizes a system of mindsets and principles that have users build empathy and deeper understandings of self to define a problem; actively engage in ideation and prototyping to develop solutions; and ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/29/2018 - 14:48 - Professional Tools

  6. Statement from ALA PPO Regarding the Use of Sherman Alexie’s “Flight” in the Great Stories Club

    The American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) takes sexual misconduct very seriously and believes that the issue requires further examination through discussion and education. In addition, the American Indian Library Association (A ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/03/2018 - 11:18 - Professional Tools

  7. Community Engagement around the World

    Each pin on the map below represents a library that has taken a Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) workshop or webinar or has used our dialogue and deliberation resources. Click on a pin for more information. Open in Google Maps Red pins represent a ...

    SBIRES - 05/09/2018 - 14:54 - Professional Tools

  8. Newsletters

    The Center for the Future of Libraries provides newsletters to help library professionals  think about trends and changes that might shape the future of collections, spaces, services, partnerships, and roles in the community. Read for Later The Read for L ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/31/2019 - 12:16 - Professional Tools

  9. What Is Community Engagement?

    Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members — be they library customers, residents, faculty, students or partner organizations— to address issues for the betterment of the community. As champions of lifelong learn ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/09/2018 - 14:55 - Professional Tools

  10. TRHT GSC Pilot Selected Sites

    The following 25 sites were selected to participate in ALA's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club pilot program.  Programming will take place from May to October 2018.  Learn more about the TRHT Great Stories Club.   J ...

    brussell3 - 12/13/2018 - 15:34 - Professional Tools