By Dan TyszkaThe Denver Public Libraries, a regional public library system, will be expanding their digital literacy programs and introducing an online education portal to help new users learn more about libraries, said a statement released Wednesday.
The library system’s Digital Literacy initiative, launched in January, has been a long-term goal of the Denver Board of Education and was announced in January 2016.
The goal is to increase library literacy by 50 percent by 2020, with a goal of reaching 75 percent by 2023, according to the statement.
“Digital literacy is the future of libraries,” the statement reads.
“The Denver Library District will be offering its library education program to new users through an online portal and digital literacy course.”
Users will learn the skills they need to use digital tools and services at the library to help them improve library service delivery and quality, as well as how to interact with other users online.
“The library district will be opening a digital literacy portal for new users to learn about libraries.
(Denver Public Library)The Denver Board is expected to announce its digital literacy plan for 2021 and beyond in the coming months, according the statement, which added that the library district’s digital literacy program will be expanded and expanded in 2020.”
The digital literacy pilot program is the first digital literacy project of its kind in the Denver area, said Lisa Miller, director of community development at the Denver City Library.””
We believe the digital literacy initiative will provide a resource for all libraries, regardless of location, size, or location of services.”
The digital literacy pilot program is the first digital literacy project of its kind in the Denver area, said Lisa Miller, director of community development at the Denver City Library.
“The Denver library is the gateway to Denver, which is a great place to learn digital literacy, because we have this incredible digital library community,” Miller said.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for the Denver Library to partner with us and bring the community together and make sure we have a library that is accessible to everyone.”
The Denver City Libraries will be partnering with the Denver Digital Library to introduce the digital library experience to new library users.
(Kristen Garsch/Denver Public Libraries)Miller said the digital education pilot program will expand to include other libraries, including the Denver Central Library.
“When we launched the pilot program, we realized we needed to extend it,” Miller told the AP.
“Now we’re seeing a really strong digital literacy presence in our community.”
The district is partnering with a group of other libraries to launch a digital library education course in 2019.
The Denver Public library is also partnering with local organizations to create an online library app that will allow library users to navigate the library system and learn about library services.
In addition to a digital education program, the Denver library district also plans to host a digital learning class to provide access to digital tools, tools, materials and other resources to library users in 2019 and 2020.