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dc.rights.licenseCC BY 4.0en_US
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Jennifer E.-
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, Joe-
dc.coverage.spatialLocation::United States of Americaen_US
dc.description.abstractComputational thinking can be intimidating and thus cause librarians to feel uncertain about adopting computer literacies into their practice. However, librarians have traditionally found comfort in connecting with their users through storytelling. Storytelling and computational thinking are two seemingly unrelated concepts, but, in many ways, stories are formulaic and can be considered an algorithm. In fact, Joseph Campbell identified this concept as the Hero's Journey. In this poster, the authors explain the process and share examples from an online library program designed to teach youth computational thinking within the context of storytelling. Using a digital interactive whiteboard, participants virtually engaged with one another, creating a cohesive story using disconnected pieces, or blocks, similar to a block coding experience. Program attendees demonstrated an ability to create a story using decomposition, sequencing, conditional logic, pattern recognition, and algorithmic design, all key concepts of computational thinking. Additionally, program attendees engaged with multiple literacies, connected tradition with innovation, and inspired each other from afar. Keywords: computational thinking; storytelling; youth programmingen_US
dc.publisherInternational Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC);Poster Sessions-
dc.subjectSubject::Libraries for youthen_US
dc.titleJourneying through Uncertain Times: Using Computational Thinking and Storytelling to Connect and Engage Library Usersen_US
dc.typeEvents Materialsen_US
dc.rights.holderJennifer E. Mooreen_US
dc.rights.holderJoe Sanchezen_US
dc.audienceAudience::Libraries for Children and Young Adults Sectionen_US
dc.audienceAudience::Public Libraries Sectionen_US
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