Recommendations for Advancing Libraries’ Digital Literacy Support Released by ALA
Broad recommendations include investing in digital literacy; creating and enhancing partnerships; and strengthening research and assessment for digital literacy programs. Individual libraries are encouraged to set aside funding for local digital literacy activities, and the need for partnerships, collaboration and an increase in digital literacy programming is highlighted. Take a look at all the recommendations here (pdf).
In just a couple of weeks, DigitalLearn.org will also be formally launched at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The online hub for digital literacy supports many of the Digital Literacy Task Force’s recommendations. The site, funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, includes training for end users, as well as shared tools for digital literacy educators, including libraries. Libraries can pre-register now to join the DigitalLearn.org community. Other important national initiatives like Connect2Compete and its related EveryoneOn campaign and toolkits also help support digital literacy for your local library users.