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IMLS and Department of Education’s OCTAE Present Digital Strategy Webinar for Librarians

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IMLS Press Contact
202-653-4799
Giuliana Bullard gbullard@imls.gov

Washington, DC—Is your library interested in national developments in digital literacy? The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education will present “Reboot your Digital Strategy.” The webinar will cover national initiatives, resources, and tools that public and school librarians can use to enhance their digital literacy programming and services.

IMLS and OCTAE are working together to encourage effective collaborations between libraries and federally funded adult education programs. The issue is of national importance. The Survey of Adult Skills estimates that one in six adults, or about 36 million Americans, have low literacy. The goal of this joint effort is to enhance skills, employability, and quality of life for youths and adults with low literacy and digital literacy skills.

The “Reboot your Digital Strategy” webinar supports state and local level efforts to cross-train staff on digital literacy and builds awareness about national and regional Internet access expansion efforts. We encourage librarians to invite local partners, or potential partners, to participate in the webinar.

Webinar Date and Time: December 18, 2014, from 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

Registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/reboot-your-digital-strategy-registration-14781960241

Presenters:

Susan H. Hildreth
Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Heidi Silver-Pacuilla
Team Leader, Applied Innovation and Improvement
Division of Adult Education and Literacy
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Sandra Toro
Senior Library Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Amber Petty
Program Associate, Everyone On

Librarians interested in more information about Department of Education resources can access https://lincs.ed.gov/courses.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
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