Learning and Leading: An evaluation of the Digital Skills for Digital Librarians Project

Abstract

“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 eight public library systems and one graduate program in order to equip library staff with the knowledge needed to meet the growing digital needs and desires of their communities. This evaluation reports on the successes and challenges faced by the pilots as they adapted the web literacy curriculum to serve the needs of their public library staff and patrons.

Recommended Citation

Fellows, M., Davis, K., and Russell-Sauve, C. (2018). Learning and leading: An evaluation of the digital skills for digital librarians project. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.

Keywords

web literacy, digital skills, public libraries, professional development