Digital Literacy Coaching in the Mobile Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Outreach
Recorded: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CDT
Duration: 45 min
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. Even so, the mobile environment can be as exciting as it is taxing. This presentation explores some of those challenges and suggests opportunities for outreach coaching.
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.