Free webinar offered on using DigitalLearn to complement classes for library patrons

For Immediate Release
Wed, 05/17/2017

Contact:

Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

ldeutsch@ala.org

To help public libraries better understand the Association's key digital literacy resource DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Association (PLA) will offer a webinar in early June.

Community members enter public libraries every day, hoping to complete life tasks many of us take for granted, but lacking the basic computer skills to accomplish them. DigitalLearn.org is a collection of video-based tutorials to help inexperienced and low-level learners with computers and the internet. DigitalLearn.org can complement the classes and one-on-one training offered by library.

The webinar will provide a one-hour overview of PLA’s digital literacy tool for libraries, including specific information on how libraries can create their own DigitalLearn sites. Custom sites enable libraries to access the growing collection of DigitalLearn courses, track and demonstrate impact through learner analytics, customize course and page content, develop courses on local content, and incorporate their own branding.  Information will be shared on how to create a custom site using open source files, how to work through PLA to arrange basic customization and hosting, and more. PLA will cover the features available, benefits to the library, costs, and timelines.

Here are the details:

Webinar: Using DigitalLearn in Your Library
Date: Wednesday, June 7
Time: 12-1 p.m. Central Time
Cost: Free

Click here to register or for more information.

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About the Public Library Association
PLA is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, visit www.pla.org