As you know, public libraries and community organizations are becoming the go-to place for digital literacy education. Users come searching for help to understand and use computer programs, printers and other hardware, the Internet (web browsing, e-mail, social media), digital media (cameras, e-readers, music players) and more. PLA is working with COSLA and ALA OITP to create a website that will focus on digital learning. Here is more information about the IMLS-funded project: http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=11454).
To get a starting point for the needs of librarians who are providing digital literacy support in their libraries, we have created a survey and are asking for help getting the word out about it. Please share the link to the survey with the librarians in your state or region. It will be open until December 15.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you very much for your help.
Barbara A. Macikas
Executive Director, Public Library Association
a division of the American Library Association
50 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 606011