This week we conducted our second training for year 2 of Bots & Books in San Angelo, Texas at the Tom Green County Library System. I brought these Lego candies for an afternoon pick-me-up. They actually click together! They taste a little like Smarties. Another day packed to the brim with information, but our librarians… Continue reading Bots & Books: West Texas Training
We had a wonderful first training at the Round Rock Public Library for this year’s Bots & Books grant. We have to cover a LOT of information in only one day so it can be overwhelming. But it is so great to see these librarians from libraries of different sizes with varying levels of experience… Continue reading Bots & Books: Central Texas Training at the Round Rock Public Library
On Friday, September 25th I spent the day at the Temple Public Library in Temple, TX for the Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide Membership Meeting. Our afternoon workshop was a Technology Petting Zoo where we showcased some of the latest gadgets being used in libraries. I was asked to bring in some of our Bots & Books… Continue reading Showing off our Bots & Books Robots at the Temple Public Library
Our new grant fiscal year started September 1st and I have been really busy getting the second year of the Bots & Books grant up and running! This grant allows CTLS to provide the equipment and training to help get public libraries all over Texas started with robotics programming for youth patrons. STEM library programs… Continue reading Bots & Books, Year 2!
Just got word that my proposal for a session on robotics programming at the 2016 Texas Library Association Annual Conference has been accepted! The session, Bleep! Blorp! Books! Robots in the Library: How to Sustain a Robotics Program @ Your Library, is tentatively scheduled for Thursday of the conference, April 21st. Headed to Houston in the spring!!… Continue reading #TXLA16 Robotics presentation
While I was sitting in a session on STEM programming at TXLA15, I jotted down ideas for a session dedicated to talking about robotics programming in public libraries that I hoped to present at the next TLA annual conference. I ended up developing it into a proposal and sought out individuals from public libraries in Texas with… Continue reading Robotics at TXLA16 in Houston
May closes out a very busy 3rd quarter for Bots & Books! Many libraries held camps during Spring Break and several had kick off events to tease their LEGO robotics kits for Summer Reading Program usage. Here are just a few of the wonderful images that are coming in! The Smithville Public Library got some… Continue reading Bots & Books 2015: Wrapping up another quarter
In September of last year I look over administering a grant called ‘Bots and Books which provides equipment and training for libraries to begin robotics programming. We purchased LEGO Robotics WeDo kits and laptops for the libraries. Four trainings were held in different areas of the state where we distributed the equipment and provided training on… Continue reading ‘Bots & Books: Using Robots to Talk About Books in Public Libraries