Alison J. Harris



Coding for Kids

In March, CNN published an article about CoderDojo, the newest wave of technology education for kids. CoderDojo is a movement to create free coder clubs that have experienced mentors from the community help kids as they learn and experiment with writing code. The first CoderDojo began in Ireland in 2011 and has since spread throughout the world. Libraries definitely fit the requirements for starting….

September 13, 2013 , , Comment

Collaborative Spaces in Public Libraries

I was lucky to attend an excellent presentation at this year’s FLA Conference about Orange County’s new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity. The 26,000 square ft area will have a studio for sound, film, and photography along with a 3-D printer. These makerspaces make me absolutely excited for Librarianship, but it will take time for the technology….

September 8, 2013 , , Comment