About Us

Welcome to the Libraries Ready to Code Collection! This Beta site launched for public comment at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. The feedback period is now closed. Watch this space for the full website launch in fall 2018.

The Ready to Code Collection is a collaborative effort between the Libraries Ready to Code initiative and 30 cohort members who believe that all youth, from pre-K through 12, should have access to high-quality informal and formal opportunities to engage in computational thinking (CT) as a critical literacy, thereby developing knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable them to take advantage of and make informed decisions about their future.

Libraries Ready to Code is an initiative of the American Library Association and is led by a collaborative team that includes:

  • Marijke Visser, Associate Director, Public Policy, American Library Association
  • Linda W. Braun, Young Adult Library Services Association, Continuing Education Consultant
  • Caitlin K. Martin, Learning Sciences Research Consultant
  • Dr. Mega Subramaniam, Associate Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
  • Hai Hong, Computer Science Education, Google
  • Nicky Rigg, Computer Science Education, Google

To find out more about the previous work of Libraries Ready to Code, check out these resources:

Ready to Code Lead Libraries

A cohort of staff from 30 libraries curated resources, developed content, piloted strategies, and lead the development of the online Collection from the fall of 2017 through summer 2018 in order to support others in becoming Ready to Code.

  • Ak Chin Community Library, Maricopa, AZ - Jeffrey Stoffer
  • Belgrade Community Library, Belgrade, MT - Sarah Creech
  • Belmar Elementary School, Belmar, NJ - Danielle Arnold
  • Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA - Maria McCauley
  • Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA - Toby Greenwalt
  • Charleston Public Library, Charleston, AR - Misty Hawkins & Wes Dean
  • Clarkston Independence District Library, Clarkston, MI - Alexa Lalejini, Connor McNamara, Jamie Klos & Thom Mackie
  • DC Public Library, Washington, DC - Paula Langsam, Amy Steinbauer & Patricia Ballentine
  • Florida Public Library, Florida, NY - Maria Martinez & Meg Sgombick
  • Georgetown County Library System, Georgetown, SC - Donald Dennis & Stephanie Frey
  • Governor Mifflin School District, Shillington, PA - Kristin Brumbach, Kathleen Murray, Samantha Bolles & Mark Engle
  • Groton Public Library, Groton, CT - Jessica Franco & Emily Sheehan
  • Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX - Mandy Carrico
  • Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT - Tricia George
  • Heritage High School, Newport News, VA - Melanie Toran
  • Homer Public Library, Homer, AK - Claudia Haines
  • Independence Public Library, Independence, KS - Charlene Mitchell & Betsy Fisher
  • Kent County Middle School, Chestertown, MD - Laura Jacob
  • Kenton County Public Library, Covington, KY - Brandon Baldoni, Racheal Wodraska, Jillian Frasher, Faith Mulberry, Chas Smith, Maura Sudkamp, Nicole Frilling, Kari Jones, Burmau Garba, Elizabeth Gieske, Justin Flynn, Marquis McClendon, Faikat Moliki & Ann Schoenenberger
  • Maryvale High School Library, Phoenix, AZ - Jean Kilker
  • McCracken County Public Library, Paducah, KY - Lea Wentworth & Susan Baier
  • Meridian Library District unBound, Meridian, ID - Alex Johnatakis, Todd Cagwin & Jenny Liebig
  • Muskogee Public Library, Muskogee, OK - Jason Gonzales
  • Normal Public Library, Normal, IL - Julia Martin Clark, Randi Sutter, Lyndsey Carney & John Fischer
  • Rochester City School Library System, Rochester, NY - Sarah Ryan, Colleen Sadowski & Julianne Wise
  • Santa Ana Public Library, Santa Ana, CA - Cheryl Eberly & Saidy Valdez
  • Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara, CA - Cassidy Charles, Leon Yen, Hong Lieu & Molly Wetta
  • The Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA - Juan Rubio
  • Waseca Public Library, Waseca, MN - Brianna Bleeker, Matthew White & Stacy Lienemann
  • White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY - Erik Carlson & Austin Olney

Libraries Ready to Code is sponsored by Google

Google’s core mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google creates products to increase access to opportunity, break down barriers and empower people through technology. It’s our goal to engage with aspiring technologists early and often – ensuring that anyone can see themselves in tech and can make that future a reality. More information on Google’s computer science education efforts is available at g.co/csedu.