A while back I delivered the opening Keynote for the Michigan State Library’s Beginners Workshop. The conference is focused on library staff who do not have a formal library degree and is an introduction to many issues. The topic of my presentation was the role of libraries in bridging the digital divide – I talked about the digital divide and digital literacy and the role that libraries play in both.
I included my resources on slide 20 but I have also posted them below with links for your convenience.
- ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch. Retrieved from http://www.districtdispatch.org/2012/04/ala-supports-fcc-proposal-to-fund-digital-literacy-training-through-public-libraries/
- Becker, S., Crandall, M. D., Fisher, K. E., Kinney, B., Landry, C., & Rocha, A. (2010). Opportunity for American Library Association. (2011). The state of America’s libraries: A report from the American Library Association. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/americaslibraries2011/state_of_americas_libraries_report_2011.pdf
- All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Washington, DC: Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- DiMaggio, P., & Hargittai, E. (2001). From the ‘digital divide’ to ‘digital inequality’: Studying internet use as penetration increases. Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University: Center for the Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.
- Federal Communications Commission. (2010). Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan. Washington, D.C: Federal Communications Commission.
- Genachowski, J. (2011, November). FCC & “Connect to Compete” tackle barriers to broadband adoption, Face Sheet for Chairman Genachowski Remarks on Broadband Adoption, Speech presented in Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-310924A1.pdf
- Smith, A. (2010). Home broadband 2010. Washington, D.C: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
- Zickuhr, K. (2010). Generations 2010. Washington, D.C: Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project.
- Zickuhr, K., & Smith, A. (2012). Digital differences. Washington, D.C: Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project.
- Keynote, Libraries as a Bridge: The Role of Libraries in Closing the Digital Skills Gap
- Closing the Digital Skills Gap – PLAN
- Digital Literacy: It’s About More Than Access