Earnestine Adeyemon is the Electronic Resources Librarian in the Acquisitions and Metadata Team at the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She has also been involved with community outreach initiatives since 2002. These initiatives have focused on helping underserved youth populations develop information and digital literacy skill sets for use in a variety of environments. Earnestine has described these programs in detail at the Oxford Round Table in a session on “Freedom of Speech and Press: Trials and Tribulations,” (2005), and in an article in the __Reference Librarian__, “Integrating Digital Literacies into Outreach Services for Underserved Youth Populations” (2009).
Presenter for the Following Session
- Digital Literacy Coaching in the Mobile Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Outreach
In this age of the ubiquitous mobile device, information and digital literacy skills remain as essential as they have always been for critical thinking. However, in mobile spaces, it is often difficult for librarians and other information professionals to create pathways for the acquisition of these skills. It can be especially challenging in this environment to construct training spaces for outreach populations.