Digital Literacy
& Libraries:
What’s Coming Next
Renee Hobbs
Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rh...
PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING
Reflect on contemporary life with media and technology
to examine how literacy is changing
Ident...
ROGER HOBBS
Author of Ghostman
New York Times
Bestselling Author
RACHEL HOBBS
Grassroots Campaigns Fundraiser
Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rhode Island
www.harrrington.uri.edu
http://mediaeducationlab.com
Stakeholders in Digital Literacy
TECHBUSINESSACTIVIST
GOVERNMENTLIBRARY
EDUCATIONCREATIVE
Rhetoric
Print Literacy
Visual Literacy
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Computer Literacy
Critical Literacy
News Liter...
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
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
A Lifelong Process
A Lifelong Process
A Lifelong Process
Digital Literacy Competencies
Access, Use and Share
 Keyboard and mouse skills
 Be familiar with hardware, storage and f...
Access: Read & Comprehend
Very young children access ideas and explore an
expanded conceptualization of authorship
in relation to print, visual, sou...
Access: Engage with an Author
Access: Engage with an Author
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...
Create: Digital Library Lab
Digital Literacy Competencies
Reflect
 Understand how differences in values and
life experience shape people’s media use
...
Reflect: Reading &
Community Connections
Digital Literacy Competencies
Take Action
 Acknowledge the power of
communication to maintain the status
quo or change th...
Act: Create a Public Service
Announcement
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
www.harrrington.uri.edu
www.harrington.uri.edu
URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Prepares Outward-Facing Library Professionals
Foundations: Graduate...
Summer Institute in Digital Literacy
June 13 – 18, 2014
Providence RI
www.harrington.uri.edu
Media Smart Libraries
Children/Youth Librarians & Children’s Media Professionals
www.harrington.uri.edu
Renee Hobbs
Professor and Founding Director
Harrington School of Communication and Media
University of Rhode Island
Email:...
Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next
Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next
Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next
Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next
Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next
Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next
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  • Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next

    1. 1. Digital Literacy & Libraries: What’s Coming Next Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Connecticut Library Association April 29, 2014
    2. 2. PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING Reflect on contemporary life with media and technology to examine how literacy is changing Identify key competencies of digital literacy and examine specific examples in practice Consider seven strategies for integrating digital literacy programs and services into your library Goals for Today’s Session
    3. 3. ROGER HOBBS Author of Ghostman New York Times Bestselling Author RACHEL HOBBS Grassroots Campaigns Fundraiser
    4. 4. Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island
    5. 5. www.harrrington.uri.edu
    6. 6. http://mediaeducationlab.com
    7. 7. Stakeholders in Digital Literacy TECHBUSINESSACTIVIST GOVERNMENTLIBRARY EDUCATIONCREATIVE
    8. 8. Rhetoric Print Literacy Visual Literacy Information Literacy Media Literacy Computer Literacy Critical Literacy News Literacy Digital Literacy Literacy in Historical Context
    9. 9. LOVE HATE PRINT VISUAL SOUND DIGITAL Librarians’ attitudes about media, technology and popular culture shape their work with the community
    10. 10. Protection
    11. 11. Empowerment
    12. 12. Digital Literacy Embraces Protection & Empowerment
    13. 13. Expanding the Concept of Text
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    16. 16. A Lifelong Process
    17. 17. A Lifelong Process
    18. 18. A Lifelong Process
    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. Access: Read & Comprehend
    21. 21. Very young children access ideas and explore an expanded conceptualization of authorship in relation to print, visual, sound and digital media
    22. 22. Access: Engage with an Author
    23. 23. Access: Engage with an Author
    24. 24. 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
    25. 25. Analyze Primary Source Materials LINK
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. Create: Digital Library Lab
    28. 28. 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)
    29. 29. Reflect: Reading & Community Connections
    30. 30. 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
    31. 31. Act: Create a Public Service Announcement
    32. 32. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    33. 33. What strategies help public libraries advance digital literacy?
    34. 34. #1 Manage the Momentum
    35. 35. #2 Identify Community Needs
    36. 36. #3 Find Good Partners
    37. 37. #4 Decide What Matters
    38. 38. #5 Measure Impact
    39. 39. #6 Tell Your Story
    40. 40. #7 Give it Time to Grow
    41. 41. www.harrrington.uri.edu
    42. 42. www.harrington.uri.edu
    43. 43. URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Prepares Outward-Facing 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. www.harrington.uri.edu
    44. 44. Summer Institute in Digital Literacy June 13 – 18, 2014 Providence RI www.harrington.uri.edu
    45. 45. Media Smart Libraries Children/Youth Librarians & Children’s Media Professionals www.harrington.uri.edu
    46. 46. Renee Hobbs Professor and Founding Director Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: reneehobbs Web: http://mediaeducationlab.com

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