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Check out this opportunity for school and public librarians from YALSA computational thinking:

ALA has announced a competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, that will fund a cohort of 25-50 school and public libraries to design computational thinking and computer science programs for and with youth, including underrepresented youth.

The grant application will open in late July. If you’d like to get notification when the application is open, sign up via this online form. The $500,000 program is part of Phase III of Libraries Ready to Code, an ongoing collaboration between ALA and Google to ensure library staff are prepared to develop and deliver programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth, two skills that will be required for challenges and jobs of the future. YALSA is partnering with ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, AASL, and ALSC to implement this program. Learn more.


-Beth


Beth Yoke, CAE
Executive Director
Young Adult Library Services Association
50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611
1.800.545.2433 x4391
fax: 312.280.5276
byoke@ala.org
@yalsa_director

Just shared on LM_NET--school library positions in Boston:

Boston Public Schools seeks High School Librarians who are experienced,
highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of learners and
leaders.

This is an exciting opportunity for Librarians who seek an
environment that supports their creativity and innovation and respects their
skills and abilities as a librarian. Successful candidates must demonstrate
a commitment to the vision of Focus on Children. S/he must possess an
educational philosophy that embraces the community vision for a rigorous
academic program and champions the belief that all children can learn at
high levels.

Another Course to College - .5 Librarian
Dorchester Academy - .5 Librarian
English High School ­ 1 FT Librarian
West Roxbury Educational Complex ­ 1 FT Librarian (contact Headmasters Rudy Weekes at rweekes@boston.k12.ma.us and Nicole Gittens at
ngittens@urbansci.net)

Boston is also seeking a .4 Library Paraprofessional for the Harbor Middle
School. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate-level library
student to gain experience while still in school.

Please apply through http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/apply-jobs. For
more information, please contact Amy Short at
ashort@bostonpublicschools.org.

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In light of our conversations this week, consider this #censorship

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Going to #NJLA17?

Join us for Library Trivia Night, Monday, 4/24 @8PM Avalon 1.

Join the fun. Form a team. Choose a name. Compete!

#ischoolRU #njla

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JSTOR is testing a text analyzer tool. Check it out!

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From NJASL:
FYI, Tenafly has an opening for an elementary library media specialist. A strong technology background is preferred. The opening is at Stillman Elementary School (PreK-5).

If interested, you can apply here:

https://www.applitrack.com/tenafly/onlineapp/default.aspx
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