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Friday, June 16 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Expressive Electronics

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In this session we will explore how libraries can celebrate girls' intersectional identities and promote computational thinking skills through the use of low-cost, expressive electronics activities. Participants will create an expressive work using paper electronics and learn about a curriculum co-developed by librarians from Ypsilanti District Library (MI), Imperial County Free Library (CA), Tempe Public Library (AZ) and researchers from the University of Michigan’s School of Information.


Patricia Garcia

Assistant Professor, Feminist Data ManifestNO - School of Information, University of Michigan
Pat specializes in research on race, gender, and technology. She studies how culturally responsive practices can promote computing participation among youth of color. She leads active partnerships with various groups from Black Girls Rock! to Ypsilanti District Library.

Laura-Ann Jacobs

University of Michigan, School of Education
Laura-Ann Jacobs is a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. She explores how performance and expression can be integral parts of learning.

Jennifer Mann

Ypsilanti District Library
Jennifer Mann is the teen librarian for the Ypsilanti District Library. She has been a librarian for the past 10 years and is committed to youth advocacy and social justice issues.

Friday June 16, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 127