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Developing librarian resources to enhance patrons’ digital literacy

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Guest post by Jessica Vitak Applying for jobs, social services, or food stamps. Obtaining health care. Filing taxes. Each of these tasks requires digital skills to transmit sensitive and private information about one’s finances, health, and location in a safe and secure manner through the Web. However, many low-SES individuals face compounding problems: they must use the Web or other ... Read More »

The way forward – better together

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Guest post by the Chair of the Committee on Legislation, Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank. ALA’s Washington Office has, for the past 70+ years, been the voice of libraries in the nation’s capital. That voice — your voice — has had a significant positive impact on laws, policies and attitudes that deeply affect matters about which libraries and librarians care deeply ... Read More »