Digital Literacy

Libraries and librarians are very interested in the issues of equal access for all and digital literacy. Recently the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, OCLC’s Web Junction, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, the Federal Communications Commission, and the non-profit Connect2Compete formed a partnership to address these issues. The goal is to provide access to broadband Internet services and digital literacy training for the 100 million Americans who do not have access from home.

EveryoneOn is a public awareness effort designed to help all Americans access free digital literacy training in their libraries and community centers - a topic near and dear to the hearts and activities of librarians and public libraries across the country. All agree that libraries are essential to get “EveryoneOn” and competitive in the 21st century.

On the national level, Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services reports that "Libraries are already stepping up to this challenge. 83% of libraries offer informal training to help people learn how to use computers, navigate the web, and find the best and most useful information. And 44% offer formal classes."

Digital literacy became part of our strategic plan in 2010. Currently, we offer informal and formal training. We help people learn how to use computers, navigate the web, and find the best and most useful information. Read more about our accomplishments promoting digital literacy in Connections http://beaufortdistrictcollectionconnections.blogspot.com/2013/04/everyo....

You just might be surprised!