There are many definitions of digital literacy, but the American Library Association Digital Literacy Task Force recently approved and released this definition:
"Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills."
This includes basic skills such as typing and using a mouse on a computer, or evaluating the legitimacy of information on the Internet; skills that libraries help patrons build everyday!
WebJunction supports Digital Literacy and related topics through a number of programs and projects, including participation in EveryoneOn and Edge, ongoing efforts with Digital Inclusion and Building Digital Communities, and the resources created through Project Compass, which included a focus on the digital literacy skills required in workforce development.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 07 March 2017
A webinar about the Virtual Privacy Lab, a privacy literacy resource available to all, which helps library patrons feel safe and confident online.
Webinar / Last Modified: 26 January 2017
This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, explores strategies for building the digital literacy skills of your library trustees.
Webinar / Last Modified: 30 December 2016
Join this webinar to learn the top ten skills for teaching tech to patrons, whether it’s one-on-one or in a class.
Webinar / Last Modified: 28 December 2016
Join this webinar to explore a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that you can use to help your library better serve patron needs and to work smarter.
Webinar / Last Modified: 14 December 2016
This webinar showcases how small and rural libraries can provide effective training to patrons even with limited staff, resources, or space.