Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next

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Renee Hobbs addresses the Connecticut Library Association on April 29, 2014.


  • 1.Digital Literacy & Libraries: Whats Coming Next Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Connecticut Library Association April 29, 2014

2. PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING Reflect on contemporary life with media and technology to examine how literacy is changing Identify key competencies of digital literacy and examine specific examples in practice Consider seven strategies for integrating digital literacy programs and services into your library Goals for Todays Session 3. ROGER HOBBS Author of Ghostman New York Times Bestselling Author RACHEL HOBBS Grassroots Campaigns Fundraiser 4. Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island 5. 6. 7. Stakeholders in Digital Literacy TECHBUSINESSACTIVIST GOVERNMENTLIBRARY EDUCATIONCREATIVE 8. Rhetoric Print Literacy Visual Literacy Information Literacy Media Literacy Computer Literacy Critical Literacy News Literacy Digital Literacy Literacy in Historical Context 9. LOVE HATE PRINT VISUAL SOUND DIGITAL Librarians attitudes about media, technology and popular culture shape their work with the community 10. Protection 11. Empowerment 12. Digital Literacy Embraces Protection & Empowerment 13. Expanding the Concept of Text 14. Digital Literacy & Libraries: Designing Whats Coming Next Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information requiring both cognitive and technical skills. -ALA Digital Literacy Task Force 15. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy 16. A Lifelong Process 17. A Lifelong Process 18. A Lifelong Process 19. Digital Literacy Competencies Access, Use and Share Keyboard and mouse skills Be familiar with hardware, storage and file management practices Understand hyperlinking & digital space Gain competence with software applications Use social media, mobile, peripheral & cloud computing tools Identify information needs Use effective search and find strategies Troubleshoot and problem-solve Learn how to learn Listening skills Reading comprehension 20. Access: Read & Comprehend 21. Very young children access ideas and explore an expanded conceptualization of authorship in relation to print, visual, sound and digital media 22. Access: Engage with an Author 23. Access: Engage with an Author 24. Digital & Media Literacy Competencies Analyze & Evaluate Understand how symbols work: the concept of representation Identify the author, genre, purpose and point of view of a message Compare and contrast sources Evaluate credibility and quality Understand ones own biases and world view Recognize power relationships that shape how information and ideas circulate in culture Understand the economic context of information and entertainment production Examine the political and social ramifications of inequalities in information flows 25. Analyze Primary Source Materials LINK 26. Digital Literacy Competencies Create & Collaborate Recognize the need for communication and self-expression Identify your own purpose, target audience, medium & genre Brainstorm and generate ideas Compose creatively Play and interact Edit and revise Use appropriate distribution, promotion & marketing channels Receive audience feedback Work collaboratively Comment, curate and remix 27. Create: Digital Library Lab 28. Digital Literacy Competencies Reflect Understand how differences in values and life experience shape peoples media use and message interpretation Appreciate risks and potential harms of digital media Apply ethical judgment and social responsibility to communication situations Understand how concepts of private and public are reshaped by digital media Appreciate and respect legal rights and responsibilities (copyright, intellectual freedom, etc) 29. Reflect: Reading & Community Connections 30. Digital Literacy Competencies Take Action Acknowledge the power of communication to maintain the status quo or change the world Participate in communities of shared interest to advance an issue Be a change agent in the family & workplace Participate in democratic self- governance Speak up when you encounter injustice Respect the law and work to change unjust laws Use the power of communication and information to make a difference in the world 31. Act: Create a Public Service Announcement 32. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy 33. What strategies help public libraries advance digital literacy? 34. #1 Manage the Momentum 35. #2 Identify Community Needs 36. #3 Find Good Partners 37. #4 Decide What Matters 38. #5 Measure Impact 39. #6 Tell Your Story 40. #7 Give it Time to Grow 41. 42. 43. URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Prepares Outward-Facing Library Professionals Foundations: Graduates will understand the changing nature of knowledge and will know how to research, organize, and apply a broad range of interdisciplinary resources to meet the information needs of diverse users. Lifelong Learning: Graduates will understand how to assess and meet the needs of users and develop community partnerships in order to empower lifelong learners. Digital Media: Graduates will understand how changing media and technologies reshape information and society, applying digital competencies and critical thinking skills in order to contribute to innovation. Leadership and Ethics: Graduates will understand ethical principles of global citizenship and will demonstrate leadership skills towards creating equitable access to and use of information. 44. Summer Institute in Digital Literacy June 13 18, 2014 Providence RI 45. Media Smart Libraries Children/Youth Librarians & Childrens Media Professionals 46. Renee Hobbs Professor and Founding Director Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Email: Twitter: reneehobbs Web: