An MLS guide to address all things digital in your Library! Digital Learning is important to our libraries and our patrons; there are many different tools and trainings to support and assist library patrons and students in the Commonwealth.
Digital Literacy is the ability to locate, evaluate and use digital information.
Public Libraries offer a wide range of free computer, Internet use and resource instruction to help people locate, evaluate, and use online resources.
Libraries are vital centers for access to digital literacy.
The lives of library users continue to change, and libraries must continually evolve to meet the digital needs of their communities.
What exactly is Digital Literacy in a Library?
A seminal work in this arena is the 2009 Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Through a self-assessment tool, case studies, and policy analysis, the report establishes the essential role that libraries and museums play in creating an engaged citizenry and competitive workforce. The report highlights the ways in which these institutions support information, communications, and technology literacy; creativity and problem solving; civic literacy; global awareness; and other twenty-first-century skills.
Just a sample of books available in the MLS Professional collection: