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Depending on the type of library in which you work, you may assume that someone is "digitally literate." Yet what do we mean by those words and how do we know if the person meets our definition? What can we do in our libraries to increase the information and digital literacy of our users/patrons/members/owners? How does that impact the tools that we acquire and the services that we provide? Who should we be partnering with in these efforts? These and other questions will be address in this session, which will also include time for brainstorming.
Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of its library and information science program. She is a member of SLA’s Board of Directors, NYS Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council. A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for libraries being centers of learning in their communities (no matter what community they serve).