View February 6 Webinar: Building Library-Adult Education-Workforce Partnerships; Digital Inclusion Corps Announces New Site for Sharing Resources

An advisory from Digital Inclusion Corps.

Do you want to boost your community's digital literacy efforts? Or maybe you want insight into how participating in digital literacy programming can translate into better job and educational opportunities for members of your community? Partnerships with library, adult education, and workforce colleagues could be the answer.

 Please join us for a webinar with tips for getting the conversation started. The webinar will be Tuesday, February 6, 11-noon Central Time. Click here to access the webinar; the call-in number is 1-888-742-5095, conference code 492 064 9083.

 This session will build on two years of Better Together sessions gatherings of library, adult education, and workforce development staff that focused on how collaborative digital literacy efforts can increase communities' capacity to improve adult literacy and workforce outcomes.

The Digital Inclusion Corps also announced earlier this month it is inviting individuals to contribute and participate in a project to help digital inclusion practitioners share resources with each other, encouraging the distribution to any lists or professional groups you think would find it useful.

At library.digitalinclusion.org, you’ll find the beginnings of a new collection of documents, reports, teaching aids and other assets used by digital inclusion practitioners of all stripes. The platform will not only serve up community tools, but can point out to interactive content as well.

Part of what will keep this project going is community engagement and activity. Your contributions of staff guidance, training plans, policy documents and more will help us all avoid repetition, and begin to more actively develop best practices around Digital Literacy, Home Broadband Adoption, Community Networking, Device Refurbishment, Hotspot Lending, Coalition Building and much, much more.

We need practitioners and advocates to contribute all of their content, and when possible serve as mediators for the platform, helping us review metadata and suitability of submissions as we build and grow. 

You can sign up to participate at digitalinclusion.org/contribute

If your institution has a large collection of materials, bulk uploading accommodations can be made to help expedite the process.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

This platform is made possible by a cooperative project of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), the PAST Foundation, and of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grant #MG-00- 17-0002- 17.