Thursday, December 6, 2012

Free Webinar - Digital Literacy and Libraries

free Webinar on Digital Literacy and Libraries How do librarians and educators keep up with the continual stream of new technology and digital advancements? To facilitate a national dialogue on digital literacy education, the ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and Digital Literacy Task Force will host the free webinar “Assessing Digital Literacy: Outcomes and Impact” on December 11, 2012, 7:00-8:00p.m.EST. Attendees will hear from participants who are exploring ways to measure the effectiveness of digital literacy programs. Topics will include: •How do we motivate and support library staff in staying current? •What are the perceived obstacles that interfere with the continuing education process? •What resources or continuous learning models already are available to the profession, and what are their pros/cons? The panel—moderated by ALA OITP Fellow Renee Hobbs—includes Karen Hanson, federal program officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Julie Coiro, assistant professor, University of Rhode Island School of Education. To RSVP for the webinar, email OITP Assistant Director Marijke Visser at, using “Digital Literacy” in the subject line. The webinar will be streamed live at . OITP will post the YouTube URL on District Dispatch and tweet it out using #digilit12 at 6:45pm EST, right before the Hangout goes live. If you missed the first Hangout, Creating a Culture of Learning: How Librarians Keep Up with Digital Media and Technology, the archive of the session is on the District Dispatch .