DLF Digest: May 2022


A monthly round-up of news, upcoming working group meetings and events, and CLIR program updates from the Digital Library Federation

This month’s news:


This month’s DLF group events:


DLF Digital Accessibility Advocacy and Education Subgroup - Discussion: Making Digital Literacy Inclusive

Thursday, May 5, 1 pm ET/10 am PT; Register in advance for this meeting


Please join the DAWG Advocacy and Education Subgroup for a discussion led by Don Michael Jr. about Making Digital Literacy Inclusive.


Making an inclusive learning space must start with an assessment of digital equity and digital literacy. Digital literacy asks two questions: How do you know your students are digitally literate? And where do students go for technology training? Making digital literacy solutions that do not stigmatize the beneficiary should be the goal of an inclusive learning culture. Our discussion will include:


Don Michael Jr. is the Digital Literacy Specialist in Central Piedmont Community College’s Library Instructional and Research Services department. He manages the CPCC Digital Literacy Learning Space (DLLS), which serves all six campuses with assessments, training, and also Charlotte, North Carolina community outreach. The DLLS is the first centralized student support for campus-wide digital literacy and workforce digital literacy issues.


DLF Climate Justice Group - Climate Justice Conversation with Nikki Ferraiolo

Friday, May 13, 12 pm ET/9 am PT; contact [log in to unmask] for call-in information


DLF’s newest working group’s first Climate Justice Conversation welcomes Nikki Ferraiolo, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at CLIR. Nikki recently hosted Season 2 of the Material Memory podcast, which focused on Cultural Memory and the Climate Crisis. This podcast offers excellent insights into the implications of climate change for the digital library community. Nikki will discuss what she learned while making the series.


You can listen to the podcast at https://material-memory.clir.org/ or on standard platforms.


Join the Climate Justice Group’s listserv for updates on upcoming events.


This month’s open DLF group meetings:

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