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Digital Literacy Part 3: Advanced Skills Understanding Behavior

Digital Literacy: Advanced Skills Understanding Behavior What are the rules, norms, and behaviors Digital literacy is a hot topic for many libraries but its definition remains ambiguous and evolving even as many try to pin down a working definition. At Johnson County Library, we’ve chosen to define digital literacy as a wide range of digital …

Defining Literacy Part 2: For the Intermediate User

Digital Literacy for the Intermediate. Moving away from consuming to producing digital content This post investigates the skills that an intermediate digital learner needs. Understanding and defining the needs of an intermediate digital leaner is problematic because each individual comes with their own set of personal goals and needs. The intermediate digital learner is a …

A continued conversation with myself about Digital Literacy

A continued conversation with myself about Digital Literacy A quarrelsome mind can become vexing when the dialogue is internal. I have always had an aversion to the term digital literacy. It has always struck me as a defensive term that justified certain library activities. I do not want to appear schizophrenic in my thinking. I …

How I am thinking about digital literacy, digital readiness, and the digital divide.

The next series of blog posts are going to focus on digital literacy, digital readiness, and the digital divide.  I am then going to look at the intersection between Digital and Financial Literacy. ALA defines digital literacy as “Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, …

Adult Learning Less Than Stella

Adult Learning Less Than Stella It has been my experience that public libraries are experts in creating learning environments and experiences for children and teens. I do not know why this is, but it might have to do with the focus we have historically placed on early childhood literacy. As a profession, we do not …

Part 3: Education for Adults. Looking at behavior

Part 3 still focuses on adults in the 20 – 35 year age range, and their behaviors. Our goal continues to find ways to offer library programming that is meaningful and helpful to this group’s everyday life. Traditionally we have had trouble attracting this demographic to library programs. We do a great job in offering …