Tag Archives: Digital Literacy Task Force

ConnectHome connects libraries too

HUD Secretary Julian Castro with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito

The American Library Association (ALA) and libraries have a long and increasingly recognized commitment to addressing digital inclusion and digital readiness needs in the United States. I count my own engagement back more than a decade talking to reporters about the role libraries play in providing both a digital safety net and a launching pad for deeper technology use to ... Read More »

ALA Task Force releases recommendations to advance digital literacy

Today, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Digital Literacy Task Force (which is led by the Office for Information Technology Policy) releases its recommendations (pdf) to advance and sustain library engagement in digital literacy initiatives nationwide. These recommendations build on the January 2013 Task Force report Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy and constitute a call to action on the part ... Read More »

On the Front Lines of Digital Inclusion

Today, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Digital Literacy Task Force (which is led by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy), released “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy,” (pdf) a comprehensive report that provides a broad overview of digital literacy in the context of school, public, and academic libraries. The report explores the ways that various libraries support digital literacy ... Read More »

ALA encourages librarians to give a shout out to libraries on Digital Learning Day 2013

The American Library Association is once again supporting Digital Learning Day as part of our continued effort to shine the light on the work libraries do every day to support digital literacy. Digital Learning Day, sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, is the culmination of year-long activities in K12 schools, public libraries, and among educators from all walks of ... Read More »