Digital Literacy in US Public Libraries
Submitted by Patrick Hogan on October 30, 2011 - 6:56pm
Excerpted from the Library Technology Reports August / September 2011 (vol. 47, no. 6) “The Transforming Public Library Infrastructure,” ALA Office for Resarch and Statistics. Chapter 6 “Digital Literacy Center Stage, Larra Clark and Marijke Visser. Learn how to use the data from from the study in a free WebJunction webinar November 1 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
"Digital literacy also is a cornerstone of the BTOP-funded Fast Forward New Mexico (FFNM) initiative, which is helping predominantly rural, Hispanic, and Native American communities across the state better prepare for economic and educational opportunities.nMore than 1,200 people have received Internet skills training to date. FFNM and its partner, the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, were honored by the Rural Economic Development Forum in May 2011 for their Small Business Success class curriculum."
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