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Visit the Connected Learning Alliance to access GitHub, a FREE Toolkit for Youth-Serving Library Professionals and Professionals-in-Training and other resources.  The toolkit is a set of free, customizable, and self-paced modules that will help with planning, developing and assessing...

The Abington Township Public Library will offer Code Quest with BBC microbits on Wednesday, July 18 & Friday, August 10, from 2:00-3:30pm. Tweens & teens, ages 10-14, will learn coding and electronics using a tiny programmable computer called a BBC micro:bit. Developed...

The  Library 2.018 mini-conference: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice, will be held online on Thursday, March 8th, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Sign up now and they’ll send you their Design Thinking for Libraries resource packet. This event...

Chris Miller

Did you miss ILEAD USA’s  live stream of Christopher W. Miller? Miller presented Approaching Design Thinking: Thinking Outside the Box, Inside a Box.  You can watch a recording of Miller’s Presentation. Christopher W. Miller is Founder of Innovation Focus, a customer...

Register for this July 29th session on Customer Centered Design, the third webinar in the Act Now Series, hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), to inspire innovation at the local and state level in achieving customer centered design as part of implementing...

IDEO  recently launched their new Design Thinking for Libraries Toolkit, a project funded by the Global Libraries program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Toolkit is a valuable resource for libraries interested in working through the three phases of design...

ILEAD USA begins on March 23, when 23 library workers from across Pennsylvania come together in 5 teams to solve community problems with the use of participatory technology.  This nine month program is divided into three in-person sessions of 4 days each in Harrisburg. Classes...