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RE-00-15-0105-15

Mozilla Foundation
Fiscal Year: 
2015
Award: 
$808,601.00
City: 
Mountain View
State: 
CA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
National Digital Platform
Issue Areas: 

The Mozilla Foundation, in collaboration with The Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School, will refine and launch an open source curriculum, training, tools, and credentials for a library audience to learn web literacy skills and develop digital competencies. The project intends to empower library staff to provide patrons with opportunities to develop the digital skills they need for better success in such areas as education, workforce development, and civic engagement. The project will first identify core digital literacy badges for library professionals that include technical and 21st century skills aligned with Mozilla's Web Literacy Map. The team will pilot the resources in five public library systems representing geographic, demographic, and experiential diversity. Emphasis will be placed on underserved communities, and populations will be selected for testing. In addition, one school of library information studies will also be selected to test curriculum, training, and credentials