Digital Literacy in All Its Forms: How the Library Plays a Pivotal Role in Digital Literacy Acquisition

Date(s) - 06/09/2022
2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT



Digital literacy is both a skill set and a way of thinking. In order to be digitally literate, a person must be competent with digital tools and be well-versed in the field in which the digital information is present. Each field has its own requirements for digital literacy, yet, there are also digital skills that are necessary in all fields. Due to the vast amount of information available in digital format, the library can play an important role in helping individuals become digitally literate.

In this webinar, the presenter will share digital literacy skills and habits of mind, and then discuss how those skills and mental habits can be supported by the library.

As a result of this program attendees will be able to:
• Identify digital literacy skills
• Identify digital literacy habits of mind
• Discover how the library can support and teach digital literacy

Presenter: Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion.
Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.


Register here for this live webinar.  The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars


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