Introducing the Digital Equity in Libraries Project

It’s been a pleasure sharing the findings from the Digital Literacy Acquisition research project as well as insights from other researchers.  As we move into 2017, we’ll be turning our attention to the Digital Equity in Libraries project that we’ve been conducting in collaboration with the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon and with the support of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant # LG-06-14-0076-14).  

This work is part of a bigger effort toward digital inclusion within the metropolitan Portland area and is consistent with the Multnomah County Library’s determination to be a place where all people feel welcome and are safe to learn.  You can learn more about Portland’s digital equity and inclusion work in an article published in the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy.  Two of the authors, Cindy Gibbon and Matthew Timberlake, are members of the Digital Equity in Libraries team.  We are excited about the work being done in Portland and are hoping to see this type of work extended to other geographic areas.

During 2017, we’ll be sharing material from conference presentations, posts about our ongoing analysis, and papers that describe our methods and findings.  We are excited about this work, and we hope that you will be too.  

If you know of individuals or organizations that would be interested in this work, please share our blog with them.

We also continue to welcome guest bloggers. If you would like to be a guest blogger, please contact gloriajacobs@email.arizona.edu

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