Digital Literacy

New Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning

CHICAGOCore: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to announce the release of a new course, Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning (FUDL). This 6-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of universal design for learning.

ALA Welcomes FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s Learn Without Limits Initiative

WASHINGTON – In a speech at the American Library Association’s annual conference, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced she is proposing a rulemaking to use the FCC’s E-Rate program to purchase Wi-Fi hotspots so that school and public libraries can lend them out to patrons and students for home use.

PLA awards $1.27 million to more than 200 Public Libraries for digital literacy and ACP workshops

National initiative part of expanded support from AT&T to help families build online skills and learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

PLA expands Digital Literacy Workshop Incentives for public libraries, with support from AT&T

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce new digital literacy opportunities and resources for public libraries with generous support from AT&T. Applications are now open for libraries to apply for PLA incentives to host digital literacy workshops, as well as a new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) workshop.

The social future of academic libraries

CHICAGO — The current focus in higher education on student engagement, holistic education, social responsibility, and community partnerships demands a significant mindshift for academic libraries to reclaim their place at the heart of academic institutions that are reinventing themselves as social enterprises.

The future of digital literacy in Africa

CHICAGO — Sustainable development can only be achieved when no one is left behind. An enduring lesson from the COVID-19 crisis is how important the availability of digital infrastructure and skills for individuals and communities is for teaching, learning, employability or just being able to participate fully in society.

Core Forum Preconference: The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach

CHICAGOOn Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the preconference “The New and Official RDA Toolkit: A Practical Approach” during the 2022 Core Forum in Salt Lake City.

Lessons, tips and strategies for combating mis- and dis-information

CHICAGO — Information has become one of the most crucial commodities in today's world. From multinational corporations to single individuals, we all make critical decisions based on the information available to us. However, modern ease of access to information does not often guarantee access to good information. In this digital age, where facts can be easily manipulated to align with political, social or monetary aims, media literacy has become an essential skill.

IMLS and FCC Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Close Digital Divide

WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Library Association (ALA) has issued the below statement on the memorandum of understanding between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), announced on June 24, 2022:

ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong said, “We are pleased by today’s move by the FCC to recognize the role libraries play in bringing digital equity to communities across the country. The closer the connection between the FCC and IMLS, the closer America comes to closing learning gaps.