Ever heard of a little organization called the American Library Association? They have a division called the Association for Library Service to Children, which awards the Caldecott and Newbery medals each summer and is focused all year long on supporting and enhancing library service to kids and their families.
We are pleased and excited to welcome two representatives from the organization as guest hosts for the next #storyappchat: Gretchen Caserotti and Dan Rude. Gretchen is the assistant director for public services at the Darien Library in Darien, CT, and is also the chairperson of the ALSC Children and Technology Committee, where storybook apps and digital access are hot topics of discussion. Dan is the marketing and membership specialist at ALSC, blogs on behalf of the organization, and manages the @ALSCBlog Twitter account.
Get your questions ready for Gretchen and Dan–they are especially interested in talking about recent research on co-reading with ebooks on the iPad, access/availability of digital content in libraries, and literacy/childhood development. We’ll kick things off at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT this Sunday, October 7. Be there or be square!