Kids and the Net: The Opportunities and the Challenges

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 6
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$50 CAMLS libraries
$70 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$95 Non-members
Fee includes materials
Deadline: Wednesday, April 29
Limit: 24

At this hands-on workshop, children's and young adult librarians will discover the resources that kids and parents find most helpful, and learn about exciting online projects that can be done in the library. Time will also be spent examining censorship issues related to children's access to the Internet.

Gail Junion-Metz is a librarian and well-known Internet trainer across the United States and Canada. She is the author of K - 12 Resources on the Internet , 2nd ed. (Library Solutions Press, 1997) and co-author of Using the World Wide Web and Creating Homepages (Neal-Schuman, 1996). She is president of her own training firm, Information Age Consultants, and writes the "Surf For" column for School Library Journal.
Intended Audience
Public and school librarians, teachers, selectors of children's materials, and academics who work with education majors.
  • Learn about great websites for kids of all ages, and use hands-on time to explore these resources

  • Get ideas for projects that public and school libraries can do together

  • Discuss intellectual freedom issues related to kids and the Internet
    Course Content
    • Hands-on exploration of kids' sites

    • Homework help sites

    • Censorship issues and blocking kids' access to the Net

    • Projects that you can do in your library

    • The library-parent connection, including ideas for home schoolers

    • New outreach possibilities