Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Digital Literacy: Trustee Workshops
Maximizing the Use of Technology to Provide Sustainable Library Services
Library trustees and directors are at the forefront of building sustainable library services. While we are transitioning to a digital society, some members of our communities have not had the opportunity to learn about how technology can enhance their access to information and services. In 2012, through the the online @ your library project, 26 public libraries in Idaho participated in the pilot program for public library trustees and directors. These participants learned about the many resources available to their communities and how they could utilize mobile device to enhance the digital awareness of members of their communities.
Digital literacy is the ability to use technology to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information.1
This foundational training series will be presented to the Idaho library community in May 2013. Applicants who were not able to participate last year will be invited to participate in the 2013 program. If the available seats are not filled, it will then be opened up to other public libraries in Idaho who have not previously participated.
The workshp has been streamlined to maximize the experience for the participants. Updated content will provide trustees and library directors a road map for understanding of the role a library can play in building healthy communities.
1Definition of Digital Literacy: http://librarianbyday.net/2012/04/03/the-definition-of-digital-literacy/ (accessed 04/04/2012)