Research Foundation of the City University of New York
Log Number: RE-12-19-0094-19
Queens College and Texas Woman's University will host two participatory design workshops on integrating computational thinking (CT) into Library Information Science (LIS) youth services coursework. LIS youth services faculty have identified CT, a framework for problem solving and critical thinking skills, as a critical literacy for youth. LIS students need access to courses that prepare them to integrate these skills in youth programs. School and public librarians need resources to incorporate computational thinking into the programs they design for and with youth. To address these needs, an interdisciplinary faculty will collaboratively develop a framework, model curriculum, course modules, and class activities. Then, librarians will use these resources to develop computational thinking library activities for youth and training materials for librarians. Materials developed through the workshops will be made available through the Libraries Ready to Code website and information about the project will be shared through a webinar, a podcast, and at national conferences.