Tech in the Early Years

Author Profile: Cen Campbell

Cen Campbell

Cen Campbell

Cen Campbell


Cen Campbell is a children’s librarian and the founder at She has driven a bookmobile, managed branch libraries, developed innovative programs for babies, young children and teens, and now supports children’s librarians to serve as media mentors in their communities. She was named Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2014 for her work on, and now serves on the Every Child Ready to Read oversight committee and the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) Children & Technology committee.


Excerpt from Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning

One of the biggest challenges for librarians, educators and parents is finding high quality, age-appropriate digital content. Two big concerns are the lack of curated content, and the need for professional development on the use of new media with young children. Children’s librarians are ideally poised to offer both resources, and are beginning to provide the same kind of “reader’s advisory” recommendations for interactive media as they have traditionally done for print media.

From Chapter 16, Access, Content & Engagement:How Children’s Librarians Support Early Learning in the Digital

Selected Videos

Cen’s You Tube page

A to Zoo for Apps, ALA Chicago 2013

Little eLit Media Mentors – The Trailer

Recent Publications

Cen Campbell’s ALSC blog posts

Children’s Librarians as Digital Media Mentors, Fred Roger’s Center blog, 4/14/2014

Recent Presentations

Cen Campbell’s presentations on SlideShare


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