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Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries


Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://impact.ischool.washington.edu/documents/OPP...
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Average: 4 (2 votes)

This study provides an investigation of the ways library patrons use libraries, why they use them, and how it affects their lives. The study is the result of a national telephone survey, online surveys conducted at public libraries, and interviews to reveal the role modern libraries play in a digital society.

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Building Digital Communities


Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://www.imls.gov/about/building_digital_communi...
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, together with the University of Washington and the International City/County Management Association, has consulted with hundreds of community members and experts over the past 18 months to identify action steps and a framework for digital communities.

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How to Get a Great Job: Customize Your Resume


@yourlibrary
http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-get-great-...
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Average: 3 (2 votes)

This article contains advice on customizing your resume each time you apply to a job posting.

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TechSoup Tips For Maintaining Public Computers


Tech Soup
http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/cookbooks
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Learn from the experiences of others! Download the free Cookbooks, packed with tips and techniques on maintaining public computers. Each Cookbook has valuable and practical information collected from hundreds of public libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada. From troubleshooting to setting up wireless networks or solving many technology issues, all these great ideas are captured and published here to share solutions from the field.

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National Broadband Map


National Telecommunications and Information Administration
http://www.broadbandmap.gov/
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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

The National Broadband Map (NBM) is a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. The NBM is a project of NTIA's State Broadband Initiative. The NBM will be updated approximately every six months and was first published on February 17, 2011.

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action


The Aspen Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
http://www.knightcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/...
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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

This report offers a plan of action for how to bring digital and media literacy
education into formal and informal settings through a community education
movement.

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California School Library Association


California School Library Association (CSLA), State of California
http://www.csla.net/
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Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

Several free, online web 2.0 professional development tutorials for teacher librarians and classroom teachers.

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South Carolina Digital Library


Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://www.scmemory.org/index.php
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Average: 3 (3 votes)

The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. SCDL’s mission is to encourage our collaborators to create, maintain, and promote digital collections that represent South Carolina's historical and cultural resources while following state-level guidelines that are based on national standards and best practices. Currently there are over 80,000 primary resources available in the database from approximately 30 cultural heritage institutions around the state.  The primary resources include photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, audio and video files.

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Digital Literacy Corps


Net Literacy
http://www.digitalliteracycorps.org/DLC-P4.html
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Average: 5 (6 votes)

Non-profit organization was founded by a middle school student. To date, over 1000 students from middle schools, high schools and colleges have volunteered to repurpose computers or teach in their communities and provide extensive one-on-one training for those who were formerly on the wrong side of the digital divide.

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Oregon School Library Information System


Oregon School Library Information System
http://www.oslis.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

OSLIS is a K-12 web portal providing access to quality licensed databases within an information literacy framework.

Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning


University of Rhode Island, Harrington School of Communication and Media
http://mediaeducationlab.com/copyright
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Digital and media literacy educators and learners depend on the ability to be able to use copyrighted materials, including movies, TV, print, music, and digital media. Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the law and how to help students appreciate the power they have both as authors and users of copyrighted materials.  

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San Diego Futures Foundation


San Diego Futures Foundation
http://www.sdfutures.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

The purpose of this organization is to improve access to computers and services by making information technology available to underserved individuals, organizations and disadvantaged small businesses through training, education, technical services and equipment.

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Digital Preservation Education for North Carolina State Employees


State of North Carolina
http://digitalpreservation.ncdcr.gov/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

To provide visitors with digital preservation information and resources that are tailored to their current level of knowledge.

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NC Health Info


UNC Health Sciences Library
http://www.nchealthinfo.org/index.cfm
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Average: 5 (3 votes)

NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. Designed to meet the needs and interests of North Carolinians, NC Health Info leads users to resources that are reliable and easy to understand. Links on NC Health Info are selected and maintained by North Carolina librarians.

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Zero Divide


Zero Divide
http://zerodivide.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Zero Divide provides access to an ecosystem of broadband technology, training, and education programs for workforce development, asset building, microenterprise, and small business assistance we hope to improve the economic opportunity of low-income, disadvantaged individuals.

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University of Illinois Digital Literacy resources


University of Illinois
http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

This portal for digital literacy includes various tutorials, guides, and digital tools created to help find, evaluate, and critically use information sources.

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Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Website


American Library Association (ALA)
http://acrl.libguides.com/slilc/home
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Average: 4 (2 votes)

Resources and tools on literacy in an online format.

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Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills


Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCent...
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Average: 4 (5 votes)

This report provides a self-assessment tool and an assessment of museums and libraries against a continuum of 21st century skills.

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Digital Literacy Project


Net Literacy
http://www.digiliteracy.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Educator resource that believes that many of the best practices of how to effectively approach increasing digital inclusion and digital literacy have already been established by many organizations in other countries all over the world. Works to collect that information and distribute laptops to children.

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action


The Aspen Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
http://www.knightcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/...
4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

This report offers a plan of action for how to bring digital and media literacy
education into formal and informal settings through a community education
movement.

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