Library Digital Literacy Training: Bringing Community Partners Together
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 113 ABC
You know your efforts to teach computer skills will help community members get jobs, increase their own education and help their children learn, be more productive, and participate in their communities. But do your partners know? Hear how diverse libraries used their digital literacy training efforts to bring together partners in employment, education, housing, and more. Making training accessible, focusing on specific skills and populations, and showing outcomes have been critical.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Implement new digital literacy training strategies that expand access to content and to impact data 2: Enlist government, education, employment and private industry partners to support their digital literacy training 3: Leverage local resources that help develop, market and present live and online computer and internet training programs
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Handouts: Download 1
Tags: Serving Adults, Adult Services, Digital Literacy, Equity of Access, Partnerships and Collaboration, Programming/Services
Scott Allen, Deputy Director
Public Library Association , Chicago , IL
Scott Allen, MS is Deputy Director for PLA, responsible for DigitalLearn.org, Family Engagement, fundraising programs, and more. Over the last 18 months, Scott has helped PLA produce two foundational publications about family engagement in libraries and presented on family engagement at ALA conferences.
Larra Clark, Deputy Director, PLA and OITP
American Library Association , Chicago , IL
Larra Clark serves as Deputy Director for both the Public Library Association and ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy. Her portfolio includes broadband access and adoption, public library data and research, strategic communications, and national initiatives and partnerships. Larra received her M.S. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
David Lee King, Digital Services Director
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library , Topeka , KS
David Lee King is Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. David is a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. His newest book is Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections. David blogs at http://www.davidleeking.com.