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Hot Topic: Digital Literacy Basics Webinar – Session 1

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

References interviews, homework help, embedded library services — Moments of library opportunity. Chances to demonstrate library’s and librarians’ ability to affordably and accessibly mitigate the risks of the digital age. But where do we begin? How do we go beyond helping patrons recognize fake news, to facilitating their acquisition of reliable answers to the questions that count? Better yet, how do we start to measure and communicate the positive impacts of our efforts to educators, funding agencies, and the public at large? Join SJSU Liaison Librarian and MLIS educator, Bernd Becker, and Innovative Business of Library Consultants for an introductory survey of modern literacy education techniques and real world examples of how working libraries are using these techniques to demonstrate their ability to delivery cost effective, tangible results in a digital world. Walk away prepared to foster literacy education in your library and start the move toward measurable impact.



Session 1 – Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PST

Session 2 – Tuesday, April 17 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT


Course Outline

Debunking the Myths of Digital Literacy

Principles of Digital Literacy

Getting Started with Digital Literacy

Setting a Foundation for the Future

Presenter Details

Bernd Becker is an Associate Librarian at San Jose State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Since 2009, his primary assignment is liaison librarian to the Psychology and the Counselor Education departments, overseeing the information literacy instruction and references needs for those areas. He has also served as the Collection Development Coordinator at King and has been a regular contributor for the journal Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian.

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April 10
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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