Conversation Starters: Building A to Zoo for Apps: Time-tested librarian skills meet cutting edge technology for kids

Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
10:30am to 11:15am

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Moderator: Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library
Speaker: Allison Rose Tran, Teen Services Librarian, Mission Viejo Library
Speaker: Carisa Kluver, Founder,
Speaker: Cen Campbell, Founder,
Speaker: Lisa Guernsey, Director, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation
Speaker: Trista Kunkel, Youth Services Librarian, Birchard Public Library

"We can't afford to ignore digital content in the one institution most ideally set up to help the rest of society navigate the next few decades." – Carisa Kluver, and Digital Media Diet founder.

Children's librarians are now in the software design and app curation business. This panel will begin the discussion about why librarians are ideally poised to curate the children's book-based and educational app space, build the tools to do so and provide leadership for early childhood educators, parents and children's app developers on the use and development of interactive media for children.

Attendees at this interactive panel discussion will have the opportunity to share their concerns and hopes about how libraries can best use apps to support early learning, now and in the years to come.


Lisa Guernsey, Director, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation and Author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child,

Sarah Houghton, Director for the San Rafael Public Library and the Librarian in Black,

Carisa Kluver, Founder of and the Digital Media Diet,

Cen Campbell, Founder of, and Board Members Allison Tran and Trista Kunkel

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:46pm CDT
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