Tag Archives: Gwyneth Jones

Register Now: ALA Hosts Digital Literacy Virtual Forum on Nov. 14th

We are excited (and slightly trepidatious) about holding our first online forum, Creating a Culture of Learning: How Librarians Keep Up with Digital Media and Technology on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 7:00-8:00p.m. EST. RSVP now. As part of the free virtual forum, digital literacy leaders will address dramatic shifts in learning and civic engagement due to the rapidly changing ... Read More »

Tips for the care & feeding of the reluctant tech user

During our first program on digital literacy at ALA’s 2012 Annual Conference we heard from the audience that learning new tech tools, deciding which ones were worthwhile and which to cast aside can be overwhelming.  ‘There’s not enough time’ and ‘I can’t figure it out’ were two statements attendees shared with us repeatedly.  Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian proposes taking “baby ... Read More »

OITP Fellow Renee Hobbs on Digital Literacy

The post below comes from Renee Hobbs, an expert on digital and media literacy and the founding director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. In addition to serving as an American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow, Hobbs supports the work of the ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force. On November ... Read More »

OITP Confirms Speakers for “Culture of Learning” in Online Digital Literacy Forum November 14

Speakers from a range of settings and library backgrounds have been confirmed to participate in the ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force program “Creating a Culture of Learning: How Librarians Keep up with Digital Media and Technology” Google Hangout session moderated by ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Fellow Renee Hobbs. This virtual national conversation will take place Wednesday, November ... Read More »