May 25, 2016

Australia: “Libraries Teach Next Generation Of Innovators and Entrepreneurs On Fraser Coast”

From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

Children as young as eight are learning coding and robotics at Hervey Bay and Maryborough libraries in Queensland’s south-east.

Fraser Coast Libraries children’s and youth services librarian Jenny Campbell said children from the age of 8 to 14 were meeting each week to learn how to program small robots as part of an eight-week course.

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The Queensland Government will be supporting libraries across the state to get on board with teaching coding and robotics.

Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch announced last month funding of $200,000 for public libraries and Indigenous knowledge centres in Queensland to support coding and robotics demonstrations, and education sessions.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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