September 13, 2007

Fluency in the Digital World

I’m intrigued by Karin Dalziel’s Chart of 4 Types of Information Literacy, although I would add “evaluating” to the first “information literacy” box.

Sadly, most libraries don’t teach her third and fourth types – media literacy and digital literacy. For several years, I’ve highlighted Illinois’ Project Next Generation in my presentations and how it creates collaborative work spaces where kids can learn the skills necessary for media and digital literacies. I’d still like to see more libraries provide these types of opportunities because after all, where else are these they (and adults) going to learn them? Are libraries really just about books and information, or is there more we can and should be educating users about? Or at least providing the spaces in which they can do that?


8:58 pm Comments (2)

2 Comments

  1. Thanks, Jenny! I agree with your suggestion and have changed the chart. I totally agree this is something libraries should be doing.

    Comment by Karin Dalziel — September 14, 2007 @ 7:34 am

  2. […] What does it mean to be “information literate” anyway?  Since my other posting was a bunch of resources, I thought I would share this, too, as a discussion topic: http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2007/09/13/fluency-in-the-digital-world.html […]

    Pingback by LIS651 » Blog Archive » Information Literacy — September 16, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

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