Digital Literacy
& Libraries:
What’s Coming Next
Renee Hobbs
Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rh...
ROGER HOBBS
Author of Ghostman
New York Times
Bestselling Author
RACHEL HOBBS
Grassroots Campaigns Fundraiser
Book and Website Launch, August 2013
www.mediaeducationlab.com
www.mediaeducationlab.com
http://mediaeducationlab.com
Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rhode Island
LOVE HATE
PRINT VISUAL SOUND DIGITAL
Librarians’ attitudes about media, technology and popular
culture shape their work wi...
Protection
Empowerment
Digital Literacy Embraces
Protection & Empowerment
Expanding the Concept of Text
Stakeholders in Digital Literacy
TECHBUSINESSACTIVIST
GOVERNMENTLIBRARY
EDUCATIONCREATIVE
Rhetoric
Visual Literacy
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Computer Literacy
Critical Literacy
News Literacy
Digital Lit...
A Lifelong Process
A Lifelong Process
A Lifelong Process
Digital Literacy & Libraries:
Designing What’s Coming Next
Digital literacy is the ability to use information and
communic...
ACCESS
ANALYZEE
CREATE ACT
REFLECT
ACCESS
expanding the concept of literacy
Digital Literacy Competencies
Access, Use and Share
 Keyboard and mouse skills
 Be familiar with hardware, storage and f...
Very young children explore an expanded
conceptualization of authorship
in relation to print, visual, sound and digital me...
Digital & Media Literacy Competencies
Analyze & Evaluate
 Understand how symbols work: the
concept of representation
 Id...
Analyze Primary Source Materials
LINK
Digital Literacy Competencies
Create & Collaborate
 Recognize the need for communication and
self-expression
 Identify y...
Digital Library Lab in Maine
Digital Literacy Competencies
Reflect
 Understand how differences in values and
life experience shape people’s media use
...
Compose a
Video Book Review
LINK
Digital Literacy Competencies
Take Action
 Acknowledge the power of
communication to maintain the status
quo or change th...
LINK
ACCESS
ANALYZEE
CREATE ACT
REFLECT
ACCESS
expanding the concept of literacy
What strategies help public libraries advance
digital literacy?
#1
Manage the Momentum
#2
Identify Community Needs
#3
Find Good Partners
#4
Decide What Matters
#5
Measure Impact
#6
Tell Your Story
#7
Give it Time to Grow
Preparing Outward-Facing
Information & Library Professionals
Foundations: Graduates will understand the changing nature of...
New Core Courses
• Document, Assess & Evaluate
• Search & Inquiry: Users and Their Needs
• Lead, Connect & Manage
• Organi...
New Tracks
Library
Leadership
Digital
Media
Lifelong
Learning
Media Smart Libraries
Children’s Librarians & Children’s Media Professionals
Renee Hobbs
Professor and Founding Director
Harrington School of Communication and Media
Interim Chair, Graduate School of...
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
Association of Connecticut Library Boards
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    1. 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. 2. ROGER HOBBS Author of Ghostman New York Times Bestselling Author RACHEL HOBBS Grassroots Campaigns Fundraiser
    3. 3. Book and Website Launch, August 2013 www.mediaeducationlab.com
    4. 4. www.mediaeducationlab.com
    5. 5. http://mediaeducationlab.com
    6. 6. Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island
    7. 7. LOVE HATE PRINT VISUAL SOUND DIGITAL Librarians’ attitudes about media, technology and popular culture shape their work with the community
    8. 8. Protection
    9. 9. Empowerment
    10. 10. Digital Literacy Embraces Protection & Empowerment
    11. 11. Expanding the Concept of Text
    12. 12. Stakeholders in Digital Literacy TECHBUSINESSACTIVIST GOVERNMENTLIBRARY EDUCATIONCREATIVE
    13. 13. Rhetoric Visual Literacy Information Literacy Media Literacy Computer Literacy Critical Literacy News Literacy Digital Literacy Digital Literacy in Historical Context
    14. 14. A Lifelong Process
    15. 15. A Lifelong Process
    16. 16. A Lifelong Process
    17. 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. 18. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    19. 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. 20. Very young children explore an expanded conceptualization of authorship in relation to print, visual, sound and digital media LINK LINK
    21. 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. 22. Analyze Primary Source Materials LINK
    23. 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. 24. Digital Library Lab in Maine
    25. 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. 26. Compose a Video Book Review LINK
    27. 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. 28. LINK
    29. 29. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    30. 30. What strategies help public libraries advance digital literacy?
    31. 31. #1 Manage the Momentum
    32. 32. #2 Identify Community Needs
    33. 33. #3 Find Good Partners
    34. 34. #4 Decide What Matters
    35. 35. #5 Measure Impact
    36. 36. #6 Tell Your Story
    37. 37. #7 Give it Time to Grow
    38. 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. 39. New Core Courses • Document, Assess & Evaluate • Search & Inquiry: Users and Their Needs • Lead, Connect & Manage • Organize, Retrieve & Access • Apply and Reflect
    40. 40. New Tracks Library Leadership Digital Media Lifelong Learning
    41. 41. Media Smart Libraries Children’s Librarians & Children’s Media Professionals
    42. 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: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: reneehobbs Web: http://mediaeducationlab.com
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