2020: TASCHA year in review


As TASCHA’s 20th year comes to a close, the events of this past year are a reminder of why TASCHA was founded in the first place and why our work is more relevant than ever. Following are some TASCHA highlights from 2020.    Digital inclusion As the COVID-19pandemic hit the U.S., …

Creating the Digital Bridge: Methods


Since the last update on the Digital Bridge project, we’ve completed our data collection for the project, and we’ve begun analysis. Throughout the course of the project, several people have expressed interest in our use of audio diaries as part of our methods. This post provides the nitty …

Reflections on Libraries as Vital Community Resources


  TASCHA Researcher Rolf Hapel on, “What are the best practices/ways for libraries to distinguish themselves as vital resources in a community?” There are some important features and attributes of libraries that might not be regarded as extremely unique individually, but put together, they …

ICTDX Roundup


In early January, TASCHA Director Chris Coward attended the 10th annual International Information and Communications Development (ICTD) conference. As the 10th conference in the series it offered an occasion to reflect on what we have accomplished as a community, where we have fallen short, and …

Mobile Information Literacy: Building Digital and Information Literacy Skills for Mobile-first and Mobile-centric Populations through Public Libraries


For billions of people coming online around the world – many in Africa – mobile phones (and increasingly smartphones) is their point of entry to the internet. This is true in both developed and developing countries. However, the user experience on a smartphone is very different from that on a PC or…