[Libs-Or] Task force seeks public comments on digital literacy draft report
diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 12:28:03 PDT 2012
Task force seeks public comments on digital literacy draft report
Posted on September 18, 2012 by mvisser |
Today, one group of literacy experts is asking library professionals to
help them answer the question: *what does "digital literacy" look like in a
library context? *The Digital Literacy Task Force - a group spearheaded by
the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy
- is now seeking comments on the preliminary report "Digital Literacy,
Libraries, and Public Policy <http://connect.ala.org/node/187923>." The
document seeks to provide a broad overview of libraries and digital
literacy and discusses the current policy context, including digital
inclusion, education and lifelong learning, and workforce development.
The Task Force<http://www.ala.org/offices/sites/ala.org.offices/files/content/oitp/people/committeemembers/digi_literacy.pdf>(pdf)
is made up of literacy experts from school, public, and
higher-education libraries and represents a wide range of ALA units. The
Task Force addresses issues and questions related to digital literacy and
national policy conversations. The report will serve as a launching point
for the development of a set of recommendations to the Association and the
broader library community to continue and expand libraries' engagement and
leadership to effect meaningful and sustainable change in our communities.
The Task Force will develop these recommendations as a companion piece to
The public comment period is open from *September 18, 2012 - October 19,
2012*. Commenters are asked to focus their feedback on substantive issues
and the task force specifically asks representatives of each library type
to consider how their library is portrayed.
Please send questions about the report to mvisser at alawash.org.
ALA Office for Information Technology Policy
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
Phone & Fax: 541-265-3066
Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>
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