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Libraries support connected learning by offering access to technology, learning resources, and expert guidance for young people to pursue their unique interests.
A series of videos that introduce connected learning and libraries
A quick overview of how important connected learning is to the future of libraries, in a blog post by Crystle Martin
Stay up-to-date with connected learning and teen services on the YALSA blog
Understanding the importance of youth-centered, interest-driven library programs, in an article by Crystle Martin
Librarians as the “connector” in connected learning, in an article by Meg Subramaniam
Resources to help librarians use digital media to connect youth learning
A great preparation guide for those new to offering coding programs
Resources created by ALA and Google to help you code in your library
A collection of resources that are a great starting point for youth
Want to start coding with early youth? Click here to get started
Use this toolkit that lays out youth making in the library.
Find out how you can support youth interest through digital media
Check out the Kitsap Public Library’s Make Do Share.
Meet others interested in makerspaces and HOMAGO in your library.
Using connected learning in school libraries
Learn about the specific ways that schools and libraries can partner in educating teens to succeed in school and prepare for college and careers.
Looking at libraries as a community center for learning
This research+practice collaboration enables libraries to better assess learning outcomes and boost their ability to use evaluation data to improve their programs.