This past weekend, with the support of the CPGC, I was able to attend the American Library Association Midwinter Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The conference afforded a chance for the Association’s impressive membership to convene and discuss myriad topics relating to the library industry.
For my Haverford House project, I’ve been learning about and taking part in different digital literacy education outreaches in the city. A major topic at the talks was how libraries can most effectively continue in their role as information providers, especially against the backdrop of ever-changing technology. This was a great opportunity for me to gather a better context for how digital literacy education initiatives are supported by libraries and other partners in the public sector.
The Digital Library Project of America is an incredible (and relatively new) effort to source American visual artifacts and present them in hyper-regional groupings.