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Posted on: April 13, 2012

In today’s 21st century digital economy, libraries play a critical role in providing access to high-speed internet and training to help more Americans compete in today’s workforce. Americans use libraries to connect to the Internet to find jobs, improve education, access government services and...

Posted on: February 9, 2012

This month, DigitalLiteracy.gov is highlighting resources geared toward job seekers and developing 21st century skills. The Digital Literacy Workforce page includes resources for finding a job, guidelines for creating a resume, career training and exploration...

Posted on: October 31, 2011

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC), in collaboration with Mozilla and supported by the MacArthur Foundation launched the Fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition. The focus of the competition is building digital badges for lifelong learning.

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Posted on: October 31, 2011

Private-sector companies, non-profit groups and Federal partners joined together to announce basic and advanced digital literacy training and certification activities as a part of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) “Connect to Compete” initiative.

Connect to Compete is a...

Posted on: September 26, 2011

September marks National Literacy Month! This month, Digitalliteracy.gov will feature resources that explore how digital literacy and using the Internet intersects with the educational environment. According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), 90 million Americans read at...

Posted on: August 29, 2011

As a group, an estimated 209 million Americans—about 72 percent of all adults and children ages three years and older—use the Internet somewhere, whether it be at home, the workplace, school, or at a library.1 As the summer comes to an end and students go back to school,...

Posted on: August 8, 2011

Microsoft launched the Elevate America Veterans Initiative to help our country's veterans and their spouses acquire the skills and resources that they need to be successful in today's workplace. Through this initiative, Microsoft is convening a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit...

Posted on: July 28, 2011

July 26th marks the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This month, Digitalliteracy.gov will launch new featured resources aimed at highlighting resources on disability-related programs and learning applications. While 68 percent of persons not reporting a...

Posted on: June 15, 2011

Now that DigitalLiteracy.gov is up and running, the Department of Commerce wants to ensure this tool is not only used by libraries and librarians but also enhanced by them.

The ALA took part in the launch of this new tool in mid-May. As a follow-up, NTIA will participate in a roundtable...

Posted on: June 9, 2011

By Emily Sheketoff

Research confirms that digital opportunity depends not only on access to computers and broadband, but the competencies necessary to successfully navigate the online world and be more competitive in the 21st century. America’s libraries are on the forefront of connecting...

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