Digital Literacy: Libraries Respond to Community Needs
In this webinar, learn about curricula, resources, and tools to support your library's efforts in helping people attain new digital literacy skills.
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Libraries know digital literacy; they’ve been the go-to resource for their communities for years. Yet the need continues to grow as the demand for basic skills intensifies and new skills emerge. Whether supporting job hunters, students, older adults, or anyone seeking new technology knowledge, find out how trainers in libraries are using curricula, resources, and tools to help people in their communities advance their digital proficiency. Explore practical ways for all libraries to address digital literacy programming and training—from classroom settings, drop-in classes, or responding to patron needs on the fly. Learn about:
- 750+ free self-paced online classes from GCFLearnFree.org, with examples of how trainers in libraries are using their curriculum.
- DigitalLearn.org, a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers to share resources, tools and best practices.
Share your ideas, best practices, and resources as we work together to help people attain new digital literacy skills.
- Jessica Meadows, Curriculum Coordinator, GCFLearnFree.org
- Melissa Ziel, Information Desk Supervisor, Gail Borden Public Library District, IL
- Jamie Hollier, Project Manager, DigitalLearn.org
- View Recording (You will be prompted to login to our free Course Catalog.)
- WebJunction's Digital Literacy section
- GCFLearnFree.org and Curriculum Guides
- Gail Borden Public Library District
- Pew Report post, Who's Not Online and Why
- Huffington Post, A Blueprint for Wheeler's FCC
- Teach - Community of Practice
- Shared in Chat:
23 April 2014
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]