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Public libraries as platforms for civic engagement
What role should the world’s public libraries have in civic engagement? In recent years, traditional media have weakened, the civic space has become increasingly divisive, and society has become ever more divided socially, economically and politically, yet public libraries have stood strong. They have long fulfilled a vital ...
The learning circle experience: Findings from the P2PU participant survey
P2PU learning circles are free study groups organized for people to take online classes together and in-person. Participants gather in public spaces, like public libraries and community centers to work through a massive open online course (MOOC) with guidance from a facilitator. This report summarizes a selection of data ...
Learning and Leading: An evaluation of the Digital Skills for Digital Librarians project
“Web literacy” describes a critical set of skills needed to participate online, including how to navigate the internet, understand basic web mechanics, and safely share information. Using materials developed by the Mozilla Foundation, the Digital Skills for Digital Librarians project piloted web literacy skills training in ...
Kenyan public librarians’ role in mobile-centric information access
Mobile phones and smartphones have become the entry point to the internet for billions of people around the world. In these mobile-centric contexts, accessibility, manifestation of social ecosystems, and the affordances of mobile devices shape people’s participation in the digital world. Through these changes, public libraries ...
Mobile Information Literacy Training - Nakuru, Kenya
The Mobile Information Literacy curriculum is a growing collection of training materials designed to build information literacies for the millions of people worldwide coming online every month via a mobile phone. Most information and digital literacy curricula were designed for a PC age, and public and private organizations ...
Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum Module 1 Guide: Introduction to the Mobile Internet and Smartphones
(Technology and Social Change Group, 2018-03)
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Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum Module 2 Guide: Mobile Security and Information Searching
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How can you map the world's libraries? (Africa Data Project)
(University of Washington Information School, 2018-02-22)
The Africa Data Project investigates how to create sustainable systems for data collection, use, and analysis across multiple African library systems. This poster will provide an overview of one of the first questions that we are investigating: How can library locations be collected and verified? Locational data are key to ...
City of Seattle Digital Equity Evaluation Plan
(Technology and Social Change Group, 2018-02-22)
Building on 20 years of work, in 2016 the City of Seattle published a Digital Equity Action Plan to help ensure all residents and neighborhoods have access to and are proficient in using digital technologies. In order to monitor and assess progress toward the plan’s goals, the City worked with researchers from the iSchool ...
Data for Decision Making Curriculum in Myanmar
Since its momentous democratic elections in 2010, Myanmar has continued to transition from a society of heavy censorship to one inundated with information and data from across the globe. The changes in the information ecosystem have forced a shift in how the country’s government and civil society organizations approach data ...