EveryoneOn Campaign Launching!
On March 21st, 2013, a 3-year national public service campaign to promote digital literacy will launch. The campaign is called EveryoneOn. The key message is to encourage people who are limited or non-Internet users, to learn how to do “one thing better online. Public libraries are key to the success of this effort because of their demonstrated commitment to providing free access to the Internet as well as to improving people’s skills (e.g. using a mouse, applying for jobs online, or creating email accounts). Connect2Compete, the organization leading the campaign efforts, has helpful information.
- Program brief [PDF, 214 KB]: This file requires the free Adobe Reader.
This program brief xplains more about EveryoneOn and what to expect in the next few months and during the campaign.
- Frequently Asked Question (FAQ): As questions arise, the document will be updated.
- Webinar recording: Discusses much of the documentation. Can be helpful as a review or as additional staff become involved.
EveryoneOn is designed to raise awareness of the importance of digital literacy skills ? which libraries have embraced for years. This is a great opportunity to promote public libraries as a trusted and valuable provider of free public access technology and training as we strive to build stronger communities.
EveryoneOn Training Center Database
As part of the campaign, the EveryoneOn website includes a map that lets users find the nearest digital literacy training centers. By default, almost all public libraries have been included, and it is important for librarians to adjust their entries so that the database reflects accurate information on what their libraries offer. Please use the links below to find your library?s entry.
- EveryoneOn Library form for the database
- EveryoneOn Training map search
- IMLS library roster - find your library?s FSCS code here
Digital Literacy Regional Meetings
Twelve regional forums were held from November 2012 through January 2013, ranging in location from Presque Isle to Portland, and even a webinar. It was an opportunity to hear about the local efforts of libraries to promote digital literacy, and how the Maine State Library can support those efforts statewide. If you wish to add your own thoughts, or ask questions about digital literacy, please contact Janet McKenney or Jared Leadbetter.
If you attended one of these meetings, there is additional information for you:
- Connect2Compete is working in partnership with EveryoneOn. Please visit EveryoneOn.org for more information
- Legislation is being drafted that identifies libraries as workforce training sites, opening up resources to libraries to that end
- An online portal, DigitalLearn.org, is being developed and will be in beta for the March 21st campaign launch. It will offer a single-source interface for users to receive training in a wide array of digital literacy skills, and for librarians to submit and share their own training curricula.
- As part of the Ad Council campaign, promotional materials and giveaways describing the goals and resources of the campaign will be made available to libraries for distribution
What is Digital Literacy?
Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.
- Some resources below are PDFs and require the free Adobe Reader.
- Cosla Guide to National
Projects: digital literacy, broadband adoption, and digital inclusion [PDF, 1.34 MB]
- Collection of recommended online resources for digital literacy [PDF, 96 KB]
- Digital Literacy Webinar via AdobeConnect (a few sec to load)
- Digital Literacy, [PDF 7.3 MB] This file requires the free Adobe Reader.
- Digital Literacy as PowerPoint. [PPTX, 4.95 MB] This file requires Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint Viewer
- Benefits of a Digitally Literate Community [PDF, 1.49 MB] Excellent infographic by the Colorado State Library
The file above file requires the free Adobe Reader.