Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Webinar - Digital Literacy and Libraries

Free ALA Webinar on Digital Literacy and Libraries How do librarians and educators keep up with the continual stream of new advancements? How do they motivate and support library staff in staying current? To facilitate a national dialogue on digital literacy education, the American Library Association (ALA) will host the free webinar “Assessing Digital Literacy: Outcomes and Impact” on December 11, 2012 from 7:00-8:00p.m. EST. (RSVP now) The December webinar, which will be hosted by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the ALA Digital Literacy Task Force, is a follow-up to the highly attended web-based forum that the ALA hosted in November. Attendees will hear from participants who are exploring ways to measure the effectiveness of digital literacy programs. Speakers include: Karen Hanson, federal program officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce Julie Coiro, assistant professor, University of Rhode Island School of Education Moderated by: Renee Hobbs, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow To RSVP for the webinar (which will be streamed live at http://www.districtdispatch.org/digilit12/), email OITP Assistant Director Marijke Visser at alawash@alawash.org, using “Digital Literacy” in the subject line.