Digital Citizenship in Today's Libraries

Course Description
Course Type: 

In today's world, information is communicated and learned through a wide variety of media channels and sources, most of which are through some sort of electronic or digital device. Therefore, becoming media and information literate requires a new set of digital skills that is ever evolving as technology changes at a rapid pace. Mastering these new skills, is what prepares students, patrons, and everyone in our communities to become digital citizens.

In this course, we will define what it means to be a digital citizen, followed by deep-dives into the nine elements of digital citizenship. Throughout the discussion we will identify services and programming opportunities that libraries of all types can provide to help promote digital citizenship in their communities.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define the concept of digital citizenship and how it relates to other literacies.
  • Analyze the nine elements of digital citizenship.
  • Develop services and create programming opportunities that promote digital citizenship in communities.
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites: 

None

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • One hour of homework will be required in order to receive a completion certificate
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours: 
2
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130.00
Non-member Fee: 
$155.00
Scheduled Dates