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Registration open for Foundations of Digital Literacy virtual workshop for Michigan library staff

Registration is now open for upcoming virtual training for Michigan library staff on foundational digital literacy topics, offered by MCLS in partnership with the Library of Michigan. This workshop is being offered multiple times throughout September and October to accommodate smaller participation limits in each session, which will allow for plenty of personal attention and lots of interactive small group activities.

The Foundations of Digital Literacy workshop is designed to help library staff gain confidence in everyday interactions with technology and is intended for participants who would like a basic introduction to digital literacy topics. Knowledge and skills taught and practiced during the workshop will include a basic understanding of hardware including internal and external components of various devices, how various types of networks function, the composition of webpages and websites, various browsers and their functionality, search engines and tips to perform an effective web search, how to evaluate search results, cloud computing and the internet of things, and information on digital privacy.

As this workshop will be presented virtually through Zoom, participants will need to have a basic knowledge of how to log in to a Zoom meeting. Instruction on the basics of using Zoom for a training workshop will be delivered at the beginning of the workshop. This is intended to be an interactive course that involves discussion and hands-on practice, and participants should plan to have a microphone enabled, and if possible, to turn their cameras on for full participation.

Registration is just $15 and, because it is funded by Library of Michigan, is open to Michigan library staff of all levels/positions. Each workshop will run from 9:30am – 2:30pm Eastern with a one-hour break for lunch. This workshop will only be available as live virtual instruction.

Workshop dates are:

September 16
September 17
September 23
September 24
October 6
October 7
October 14
October 15
October 20
October 22

To register, click your choice of date above or visit the MCLS store.





This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with additional funding provided by the State of Michigan.