What is Digital Literacy? It’s the ability to use digital technology to locate, evaluate, use, and create information. 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 become digitally literate, and to compete in today’s workforce.
Use the Digital Literacy Continuum (PDF) to assess where you, your team or your community are with digital literacy and check out these resources to help train both staff and your patrons.
The following graphic was created by the Colorado State Library to show how important digital literacy is for our communities. It can be used by public libraries for marketing and advocacy.
WebJunction has a great article and webinar all about broadband and applying for discounts through E-rate.
Libraries utilize technology to support the missions, visions, and goals of their organizations, resulting in well-informed decisions and efficient, effective library operations and services.
Individual online modules staff can view anytime to learn more about working with the public and technology.
Looking for ways to get you and your staff up to speed? This webinar provides tips and tools for staff technology training.
An informative and lighthearted session about bridging the communication gap between IT and library staff, so that we all can collaborate and innovate as a team.
As a follow-up to Teen Tech Week, join this interactive CSL In Session to discuss your successes and failures, hear about initiatives from other libraries, talk about ways to extend lessons learned during Teen Tech Week into Summer Reading and beyond, and learn how to get creative with securing funding for these initiatives.
Regardless of your job title, and whether working with a small team or a library-wide technology committee, anyone can learn smart practices to keep everything, and everyone, in motion and on target.
Library staff need the skills and knowledge to assist customers one on one with technology questions and provide classroom based technology instruction. Staff training workshops can help make staff more competent and confident when it comes to technology assistance and instruction. Our curriculum can get you started!
Lesson plans, outlines, handouts, and activities are available for a wide variety of technology topics.