Digital literacy unpacked

For Immediate Release
Fri, 11/09/2018


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association


CHICAGO — Digital literacy is a powerful subject, which supports inclusivity, social mobility and digital citizenship globally. “Digital Literacy Unpacked,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, brings together thought-leaders and experts in the field, providing a blend of research and practice spanning multiple contexts, and provides a valuable and timely insight into digital literacy and learning. Digital literacy is relevant to higher education, further education, schools, children, and the workplace—but crucially at its heart it is a citizenship and inclusion issue, necessary for the full participation and achievement of all in society. Edited by Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker, this volume not only offers a snapshot of innovative approaches to digital literacy but also intends to provoke discussion, encourage collaboration, and inspire educators and administrators. Content covered includes:

  • a discussion of terminology, institutional approaches, and existing frameworks;
  • digital literacy in learning and teaching;
  • copyright literacy;
  • teaching the use of digital tools and curriculum design;
  • critical approaches to literacy; and
  • combating social exclusion using digital skills.

Reedy is a digital literacy and learning design specialist at the Open University. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Parker is a senior library manager at the Open University Library, with responsibility for developing digital and information literacy strategy. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a fellow of the Leadership Foundation. She has co-edited two previous books for Facet Publishing, UK, including “Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0.”

Facet Publishing, the commercial publishing and bookselling arm of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is the leading publisher of books for library and information professionals worldwide. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide. Contact us at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5052 or