Monday, April 9, 2012

ALA: Defining Literacy

When I attended Michigan, I was very much interested in literacy issues. I took a few library science courses to study information-seeking behavior, information use in communities, and the digital divide. As an aspiring social worker and educator, I believed I needed to understand these issues if I want to work effectively with communities and student populations.

This is the American Library Association's official definition of digital literacy:
...the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information requiring both cognitive and technical skills.

Do you agree or disagree with this definition?

No comments: