I recently gave my Digital Natives program at the Kirkwood Community Colleges Collaborative Learning Days. Here are the notes and links. Even if you haven’t heard the program I think they may prove useful.
You hear the term Digital Native tossed around a lot about young people today. A true digital native would be information literate. Information Literacy, making sure people can find, evaluate for quality, and use the information that they need and think critically about it, is a big part of any library. This presentation will point out practical points that you can help people learn to evaluate and secure information. Topics covered will include website evaluation, how the Internet becomes an echo chamber of your beliefs, how to build better passwords, and the importance of a digital will.
Find an early version of this program online courtesy of the State Library of Iowa.
Below you will find the links that I used in the program. I think you will find them interesting.
Information Literacy –
making sure people can find, evaluate for quality and use the information that they need
Find the longer definition from Association for College and Research Libraries.
Online Things You Should Know
“we live in a world of misquotes.”
Double Check sources
Echo Chamber of Belief explained – Sometimes You’re Wrong
Echo Chamber of Beliefs example – Red and Blue Feeds Side by Side
Directory of Finding Out If People Truly Said It
What You Leave Behind
Information Literacy Awareness
From the Information Security Office:
Iowa Information Security Office provides the Information Security Awareness Training – Summary 2016 is available to public library staff at no charge. Libraries that would like to add their staff may contact me. I need the following information for each account created:
- First name
- Last name
- Email address (Note: each user must have a separate email address. Shared accounts are not permitted)
The office also has security awareness handouts (bookmarks and brochures) available to libraries at no charge. Libraries that would like handouts may contact office.
Alison Radl, MPA, MS-InfAs
State of Iowa
Information Security Office
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