Category Archives: New Media

The Full Little eLit Book is Here: Young Children, New Media, and Libraries

The Little-eLit book is here! I am so very proud to have been part of this great new resource for children’s library practitioners! Check it out for free at the little-elit blog,

Little eLit

Today is the day: the full Little eLit book is now available! If you’ve been reading the main chapters of the book as they’ve been released serially over the past 9 months, you’ll still want to check out the final product; the full book, linked here, includes appendices that add more context and expand on the chapters on evaluation and digital media in storytimes, among other things.

Click the image above to view the full pdf of the book. Click the image above to view the full pdf of the book.

We the co-authors of Young Children, New Media, and Libraries: A Guide for Incorporating New Media into Library Collections, Services, and Programs for Families and Children Ages 0-5 hope that this book will provide a solid foundation for your own forays into the topic of early literacy in the digital age, whether you’re just taking your first exploratory steps or looking to expand upon past practice.

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New Media in Youth Librarianship: Chapter One of the Little eLit Book

Little eLit

Today, we here at Little eLit are happy to release the first chapter of our book, Young Children, New Media, and Libraries. This chapter, entitled “New Media in Youth Librarianship,” was written by Cen Campbell and myself. It’s available by clicking here, or on the image below.

New Media in Youth Librarianship

This project has been a work in progress for some time, with many contributing authors. Subsequent chapters will be released once per month, on the 15th, until all chapters have been published here. At that point, the entire work will be put into a single PDF ebook document, including appendices and other additional materials.

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This work, including this and subsequent chapters and any appendices, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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Read this from Digital Media Diet

Librarians as “digital docents”. I agree! It was wonderful working with Carisa at ALA. I am looking forward to many more collaborations!


My recent contributions to Little e-Lit blog!

My recent contributions to Little e-Lit blog!

I thought I would post links to a few recent blog posts I wrote for Little e-Lit. These posts are about digital technology in the lives of all young children, with and without disabilities. While I do not stray into my usual “inclusion” territory, suffice it to say that I believe the mindful adoption of digital tech in early childhood settings helps to advance inclusion aims across contexts. More on that topic later!