New: Digital Literacy Report Released by ALA’s Office For Information Technology Policy
After revising the draft report based on feedback from ALA membership as well as feedback from the ALA units represented on the Task Force released “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy”. This report provides a broad overview of digital literacy in the context of school, public, and academic libraries.
The report explores the ways that various libraries support digital literacy programs for their students and patrons. It discusses the current digital literacy policy context, including digital inclusion, education and lifelong learning, and workforce development.
In addition to this new report, the Task Force is developing a set of recommendations to the library community as well as policy makers and potential funders to continue and expand libraries’ engagement and leadership to effect meaningful and sustainable change in our communities. These recommendations will be a companion piece to this report.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.