Google, Inc. Google’s core mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful, so our partnership with the American Library Association is a natural fit. Google creates products to increase access to opportunity, break down barriers and empower people through technology. To help reach these goals, Google works to inspire young people around the world not just to use technology but to create it. There is a need for more students to pursue an education in computer science, particularly those who have historically been underrepresented in the field or come from communities where access to learning opportunities is limited. More information on Google’s computer science education efforts is available.
Rosen Publishing, Inc.
Rosen is an independent educational publishing house that was established in 1950 to serve the needs of students in grades Pre-K -12 with high interest, curriculum-correlated materials. How does one combine a commitment to social justice, technological innovation, and a publishing ethos whose origins go back to the 1950s? At Rosen Publishing we have set out to answer that very question. With more than sixty years of independent publishing in the school and library space, we consider ourselves particularly well-positioned to impact the lives of one of our constituencies—at-risk youth—with new information and new solutions. Rosen Publishing supports the development of the Libraries Ready to Code video series. Roger Rosen, CEO and President, serves as OITP Senior Advisor to the Youth & Technology portfolio and served on the advisory committee for Phase I.
The University of Maryland
UMD ranks among the nation’s great public research universities, and its iSchool is a leader in shaping the future of information access and management. The iSchool (College of Information Studies) engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary, and innovative research, teaching, and service. The iSchool educates information professionals and scholars, and creates knowledge, systems, and processes to promote the management and use of information. The College is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment. The iSchool enables discovery, creativity, problem solving, and fun while making the world a better place through our work. Research at the iSchool focuses on the following areas of expertise: Diversity, Information Accessibility & Inclusive Design; Environment & Sustainability; Knowledge Work, Research & Analysis; Smart & Connected Communities; Sociotechnical Cybersecurity & Privacy; and Youth, Learning & Technology.