Digital Literacy Tool Website Launches at Annual

Do you offer access to computers and training or assistance with digital literacy in your library?  You’ll want to be at the launch of DigitalLearn.org, a new online hub for digital literacy support and training. The launch of DigitalLearn.org will take place during the 2013 Annual ALA Conference on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in the Convention Center Room N139, from 10:30—11:30a.m.

The session will provide an overview of the digital literacy website and an opportunity to discuss the ways that DigitalLearn interfaces with other initiatives. Session speakers include Jamie Hollier, DigitalLearn project manager, and the web development team that built the website.

Additionally, the session will include a panel that will share how they intend to utilize this new site in their organizations. Panelists include Richard Kong, digital services manager, Arlington Heights Library; Shane Southwick, OWL Network Coordinator, Alaska State Library; and Crystal Schimpf, program manager, Community Technology Network.

DigitalLearn.org is being undertaken in partnership with ALA’s Office of Information Technology Policy and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, and brings together a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from national agencies, public libraries, community organizations, and many others. The online resource builds upon and the efforts of libraries and community organizations as they work to increase digital literacy across the nation.

The new website is managed by the Public Library Association and funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant.

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Jazzy Wright is the Press Officer of the American Library Association's Washington Office. Email her at jwright@alawash.org.

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