Digital Literacy Learning Plan for Libraries

Unlocking the Secrets of a Digital Literacy Learning Plan for Library Staff virtual workshops for Michigan library staff 2021

This was a NEW virtual training for Michigan library staff in 2021 on creating a digital literacy learning plan, offered by MCLS in partnership with the Library of Michigan. This workshop was offered multiple times through April and May 2021 to accommodate smaller participation limits in each session, which allowed for plenty of personal attention and lots of interactive small group activities.

What topics were covered?

“Unlocking the Secrets of a Digital Literacy Learning Plan for Library Staff” was designed to equip library staff with the tools and a process to help them build a learning plan around technology and digital literacy skills for library staff. If you wish your library had such a learning plan in place, but you’re not sure where to start or how to organize it, then this workshop was for you! Developing a learning plan is essential in empowering staff to develop digital literacy and technology skills. In this four-hour virtual workshop, participants learned the basics of creating a digital learning plan for their library that included how to leverage collective strengths to build skills and how to incorporate technology competencies and create activities to help staff successfully achieve their digital literacy goals.

Who were these workshops for?

This workshop was designed primarily for public library staff who have some responsibility or involvement in staff training. Because it was funded by the Library of Michigan, it was open only to Michigan library staff.


The workshop was designed to be interactive and included small group activities in breakout rooms, so the use of a microphone and camera were required for successful participation.

When and where?

Workshops were held throughout April and May 2021, from 10am-3pm Eastern with a 45 minute lunch break, over Zoom. This workshop was only available as live virtual instruction.

After the completion of the workshop, continued support was provided to participants in the form of six monthly virtual coaching calls. This continued support was completely voluntary and for the purpose of gaining support in the creation and implementation of a digital literacy learning plan for participants’ own libraries.


Because it was highly subsidized by the Library of Michigan in order to support library staff around the state, registration was just $15.

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support provided by the Library of Michigan.