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State Library Guidebook: Support for Digital Literacy in Public Libraries
This digital literacy guidebook was created under a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is designed for state libraries to use in exploring potential state-level investments and partnerships that advance digital literacy.
Ready to Learn?
Everyone on -The use of technology to access educational content is necessary to ensure future generations can compete in the global economy and to prepare them for the 21st century workforce. - Everyoneon
Digital Literacy Training
An initiative of the Obama Administration. Includes tutorials and resources for digital literacy trainers.
Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA Steering Committee is leading the first concrete steps toward the realization of a large-scale digital public library that will make the cultural and scientific record available to all.
Goodwill Community Foundation
creates and provides free self-paced tutorials and self-paced instructor-supported classes in the areas of technology, literacy and math skills. They offer over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories.
Microsoft Digital Literacy
The Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum has three levels.
The Basic curriculum features a course called A First Course Toward Digital Literacy. This course teaches the value of computers in society and introduces you to using a mouse and the keyboard.
The Standard curriculum features five courses that cover computer basics; using the internet and productivity programs; security and privacy; and digital lifestyles.
The Advanced curriculum features four courses that cover creating an e-mail account, creating a great resume, searching for content on the World Wide Web and social networking
Tech Soup for Libraries
Fabulous Free Public Technology Training Materials
Offers free online training focused on Digital Basics. They offer Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced options to help people learn to use computers and the Internet safely and intelligently. They use an easy, how-to, step-by-step format that includes videos, interactive games and downloadable PowerPoint presentations.
Offers live and archived free webinars on topics including technology, training, and outreach. Online courses are available to state partners on topics from basic computing skills to advocacy and library skills.
High speed Internet training for Government and Service Providers
The internet is not only a place to find sources of entertainment – it also has a bunch of resources to help you work smarter, faster, and better
Mozilla Foundation Web Literacy Standards
"It isn't just about coding". Coding, Standards, Badges and compentencies are included in these standards.
Everyone on; On-line tutorials in Spanish and English
Everyoneon.org allows citizens to search by zip code for available low cost internet and digital literacy
training resources available in their area. The site also offers online digital education tutorials in
English and Spanish.
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.
The Digital Library World
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.
Digital Literacy Examples
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.
Launched in March 2011, the Edge initiative is an effort driven by a coalition of leading and local government organizations to develop public access technology benchmarks for public libraries. The Edge benchmarks, which will be piloted in summer 2012, will help libraries evaluate and continually improve their public technology services for their communities.
Digital Literacy Resources and Collaboration
In today’s 21st century digital economy, libraries play a critical role in providing access to high-speed internet and training to help more Americans compete in today’s workforce. Americans use libraries to connect to the Internet to find jobs, improve education, access government services and create business opportunities.
ALA: Accessing Digital Literacy
ALA discusses Digital Literacy Assessments
C2C Everyone Digital Literacy 2013
The project: A media blitz will publicize that by going through the EveryoneOn website, one can find free computer training in their area. This free training is offered by public libraries and other entities all over America.
The message: “Do one thing better online”.
The Goal: harnessing the digital opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, income, geography, or education
ALA, Libraries and Schools Digital Literacy Resources
MLS Professional Collection
Just a sample of books available in the MLS Professional collection: