ALA Unit/Subunit: PLA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Bringing millions of people online to fully participate in today’s digital world is a big job, and libraries have long been leaders. But how do you leverage and strengthen library assets to best meet this critical community need? PLA and Cox Communications teamed up with three local libraries in 2017 to help answer this question, with a commitment to collecting and sharing key learnings from the public-private partnership. Together, these partners developed and offered digital literacy training - online and in person - to their communities, and implemented unique format, marketing, and evaluation strategies that every library can learn from. A diverse panel with deep local and national digital inclusion experience will share strategies and resources for increasing digital inclusion, evaluating impact, strengthening community connections and increasing visibility and use of library programs and services.