Please note the webinar will be free to the first 100 log ins. If you're 
interested in teaching code/mentoring in technology, this may be of 

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From: *Mark Beatty* <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: Tue, May 5, 2015 at 2:43 PM
Subject: [lita-l] Learn to Teach Coding - webinar and ALA pre conference
To: "[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>" 
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Learn to Teach Coding and Mentor Technology Newbies – in Your Library 
or Anywhere!

Attend a free one hour webinar 
<>to discover what learning to 
teach coding is all about, and then register 
<> for and attend the LITA 
preconference at ALA Annual 
<>. This opportunity is 
following up on the 2014 LITA President’s Program at ALA Annual where 
then LITA President Cindi Trainor Blyberg welcomed Kimberly Bryant, 
founder of Black Girls Code.

The informational webinar is free and open to the first 100 log-ins:
Tuesday May 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm Central Time 
Enter as guest. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the 
recording will be posted to these same resource spaces.

Register online for the ALA Annual Conference and add a LITA 
Preconference <>

Black Girls CODE (BGC) <> is devoted to 
showing the world that black girls can code, and grow the number of 
women of color working in technology. LITA is devoted to putting on 
programs that promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library 
and information technology. Together, BCG and LITA offer this full day 
pre-conference workshop, designed to turn reasonably tech savvy 
librarians into master technology teachers. The workshop will help 
attendees develop effective lesson plans and design projects their 
students can complete successfully in their own coding workshops. The 
schedule will feature presentations in the morning followed by 
afternoon breakout workgroups, in which attendees can experiment with 
programming languages such as Scratch, Ruby on Rails, and more.


Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director Black Girls CODE 

Lake Raymond, Program Coordinator Black Girls CODE

Mikala Streeter, Curriculum Consultant Black Girls CODE

The Black Girl Code Vision: To increase the number of women of color in 
the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to 
become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and 
builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and 

Kimberly Bryant:
That, really, is the Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming 
and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become 
builders of technological innovation and of their own futures. Imagine 
the impact that these curious, creative minds could have on the world 
with the guidance and encouragement others take for granted.



• LITA Member $235 (coupon code: LITA2015)
• ALA Member $350
• Non-Member $380

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your 
initial conference registration or add them later using the unique link 
in your email confirmation. If you don’t have your registration 
confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing 
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>. You also 
have the option of registering for a preconference only. To receive the 
LITA member pricing during the registration process on the Personal 
Information page enter the discount promotional code: LITA2015

Register online for the ALA Annual Conference and add a LITA 
Preconference <>
Call ALA Registration at 1-800-974-3084 <tel:1-800-974-3084>
Onsite registration will also be accepted in San Francisco.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA 
at (312) 280-4269 <tel:%28312%29%20280-4269> or Mark Beatty, 
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Mark Beatty
Programs and Marketing Specialist
50 East Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.4268 <tel:312.280.4268>
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Abigail Goben, MLS
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