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Thursday, May 17 • 09:00 - 10:15
Digital literacy for all: how can libraries help?

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In this co-led workshop (IFLA/Brookfield Institution) we want to highlight the important role libraries have in helping users to access and apply the information they need for personal and community development. In the IFLA segment of the workshop, we want to share examples of what libraries are doing in the field of digital literacy from a global (Donna) and local (Pam) perspective but also encourage participants to suggest ways libraries and other stakeholders could collaborate to further digital literacy at a global scale. We want to change the way people think and use libraries! The Brookfield Institute’s segment will focus on digital literacy training., This facilitated workshop invites participants to co-develop solutions for addressing identified gaps in the digital literacy education and training landscape in Canada, including demographic, geographic, sectoral, skill-based gaps. Through facilitated exercises and small group discussions, workshop participants will explore why the gaps exist and develop policy and program proposals to support more inclusive and accessible pathways to digital literacy. The session will draw on the Brookfield Institute's expertise in designing and facilitating multi-sectoral sessions on complex issues using design thinking methods and other hands-on exercises

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Simona Ramkisson

Senior Project Officer, Brookfield Institute for Innovation+Entrepreneurship

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Eric Craven

Community Development Librarian, Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Eric Craven is the Community Development Librarian at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Montreal, where he also did his graduate studies in Information Science at McGill University. Eric’s work focuses specifically on using digital media to disrupt normative expectations... Read More →
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Pam Ryan

Director, Service Development & Innovation, Toronto Public Library
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Donna Scheeder

Past President, IFLA
Ms. Donna Scheeder was President , 2015-2017of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the global voice of libraries. She has held a number of increasingly responsible positions at the Library of Congress including Director of Law Library Services... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 EDT