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Renee Hobbss addresses library trustees in Connecticut about bringing digital literacy to public libraries.

Renee Hobbss addresses library trustees in Connecticut about bringing digital literacy to public libraries.

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    • 1. Digital Literacy & Libraries: What’s Coming Next Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Association of Connecticut Library Boards October 25, 2013
    • 2. ROGER HOBBS Author of Ghostman New York Times Bestselling Author RACHEL HOBBS Grassroots Campaigns Fundraiser
    • 3. Book and Website Launch, August 2013
    • 4.
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    • 6. Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island
    • 7. LOVE HATE PRINT VISUAL SOUND DIGITAL Librarians’ attitudes about media, technology and popular culture shape their work with the community
    • 8. Protection
    • 9. Empowerment
    • 10. Digital Literacy Embraces Protection & Empowerment
    • 11. Expanding the Concept of Text
    • 13. Rhetoric Visual Literacy Information Literacy Media Literacy Computer Literacy Critical Literacy News Literacy Digital Literacy Digital Literacy in Historical Context
    • 14. A Lifelong Process
    • 15. A Lifelong Process
    • 16. A Lifelong Process
    • 17. Digital Literacy & Libraries: Designing What’s Coming Next Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information requiring both cognitive and technical skills. -ALA Digital Literacy Task Force
    • 18. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    • 19. Digital Literacy Competencies Access, Use and Share  Keyboard and mouse skills  Be familiar with hardware, storage and file management practices  Understand hyperlinking & digital space  Gain competence with software applications  Use social media, mobile, peripheral & cloud computing tools  Identify information needs  Use effective search and find strategies  Troubleshoot and problem-solve  Learn how to learn  Listening skills  Reading comprehension
    • 20. Very young children explore an expanded conceptualization of authorship in relation to print, visual, sound and digital media LINK LINK
    • 21. Digital & Media Literacy Competencies Analyze & Evaluate  Understand how symbols work: the concept of representation  Identify the author, genre, purpose and point of view of a message  Compare and contrast sources  Evaluate credibility and quality  Understand one’s own biases and world view  Recognize power relationships that shape how information and ideas circulate in culture  Understand the economic context of information and entertainment production  Examine the political and social ramifications of inequalities in information flows
    • 22. Analyze Primary Source Materials LINK
    • 23. Digital Literacy Competencies Create & Collaborate  Recognize the need for communication and self-expression  Identify your own purpose, target audience, medium & genre  Brainstorm and generate ideas  Compose creatively  Play and interact  Edit and revise  Use appropriate distribution, promotion & marketing channels  Receive audience feedback  Work collaboratively  Comment, curate and remix
    • 24. Digital Library Lab in Maine
    • 25. Digital Literacy Competencies Reflect  Understand how differences in values and life experience shape people’s media use and message interpretation  Appreciate risks and potential harms of digital media  Apply ethical judgment and social responsibility to communication situations  Understand how concepts of ‘private’ and ‘public’ are reshaped by digital media  Appreciate and respect legal rights and responsibilities (copyright, intellectual freedom, etc)
    • 26. Compose a Video Book Review LINK
    • 27. Digital Literacy Competencies Take Action  Acknowledge the power of communication to maintain the status quo or change the world  Participate in communities of shared interest to advance an issue  Be a change agent in the family & workplace  Participate in democratic self- governance  Speak up when you encounter injustice  Respect the law and work to change unjust laws  Use the power of communication and information to make a difference in the world
    • 28. LINK
    • 29. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    • 30. What strategies help public libraries advance digital literacy?
    • 31. #1 Manage the Momentum
    • 32. #2 Identify Community Needs
    • 33. #3 Find Good Partners
    • 34. #4 Decide What Matters
    • 35. #5 Measure Impact
    • 36. #6 Tell Your Story
    • 37. #7 Give it Time to Grow
    • 38. Preparing Outward-Facing Information & Library Professionals Foundations: Graduates will understand the changing nature of knowledge and will know how to research, organize, and apply a broad range of interdisciplinary resources to meet the information needs of diverse users. Lifelong Learning: Graduates will understand how to assess and meet the needs of users and develop community partnerships in order to empower lifelong learners. Digital Media: Graduates will understand how changing media and technologies reshape information and society, applying digital competencies and critical thinking skills in order to contribute to innovation. Leadership and Ethics: Graduates will understand ethical principles of global citizenship and will demonstrate leadership skills towards creating equitable access to and use of information.
    • 39. New Core Courses • Document, Assess & Evaluate • Search & Inquiry: Users and Their Needs • Lead, Connect & Manage • Organize, Retrieve & Access • Apply and Reflect
    • 40. New Tracks Library Leadership Digital Media Lifelong Learning
    • 41. Media Smart Libraries Children’s Librarians & Children’s Media Professionals
    • 42. Renee Hobbs Professor and Founding Director Harrington School of Communication and Media Interim Chair, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies University of Rhode Island Email: Twitter: reneehobbs Web: