[PL-Directors] Accepting comments on the Draft ALA OITP Digital Literacy Report - Sept 18-Oct 19, 2012

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Wed Sep 26 12:24:03 PDT 2012


Please see the information below regarding the latest activities by the Digital Literacy Task Force; your comments are wanted on the current draft report:

Overview of the comment period goals

The OITP (Office for Information Technology Policy) Digital Literacy Task Force is pleased to share this preliminary report and is seeking feedback from across the profession on this draft.  The report provides a broad overview of libraries and digital literacy. It discusses the current policy context, including digital inclusion, education, life-long learning, and workforce development. The report outlines library-specific issues and opportunities.  It reaffirms the need for traditional, text-based literacy in reading and writing as a foundation for other literacies.  Finally, the report serves 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 this report.

As you review the draft, please focus your feedback on substantive issues. Specifically, the task force asks representatives of each library type to consider how your library is portrayed.  Are the examples demonstrative of the work you do?  Are the issues that are most important to you and your colleagues addressed?  Please provide comments that in turn provide the task force with enough information to effectively address your suggestions or concerns.

How to comment

When you open the report you will notice that each paragraph is numbered: [para 1], [para 2], and so on.  To ensure that we can track each comment, please refer to the page number and the paragraph number at the beginning of your comment.  Please do this for each section you wish to comment on.

Please use the comment option below to submit your comments.  Task Force members will review each comment when the public comment period is over.  Please do not submit line edits.  Prior to publication we will have a copy editor review the final draft version.

At that time endnotes will be formatted in APA style.  If you have a clarifying question, please send an email to mvisser at alawash.org<mailto:mvisser at alawash.org>.

Thank you for your help and insights to this work. The comment period is open from September 18 to October 19, 2012.

The report is available at: http://connect.ala.org/files/94226/digilitreport2012_COMMENT%20DRAFT_9%2018%2012.pdf


Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
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