2015 Literacy Forum
Digital Literacy - 2 June 2015
Local government senior executives and community development managers, public library staff, adult literacy providers, and social service providers were invited to the 2015 Literacy Forum on digital literacy.
SLQ has committed to host an annual cross-sector literacy forum in the Libraries for Literacy: every day, every way: 2015 - 2018 (PDF 4.5 MB) framework, which outlines the essential roles that libraries have in delivering literacy programs in communities across Queensland, and digital literacy is one of the six literacies defined in the framework yet to be the focus of a literacy forum. Previous themes have included Indigenous literacy, early-childhood literacy and the economic impact of adult literacy.
Public libraries proactively address state and national education agendas and provide literacy programs and services, accessible by the whole community. The purpose of this forum was to support public library staff and adult literacy providers build their understanding, confidence and skills in the critical use of digital information sources, tools and networks, with a particular focus on the role libraries can play in helping build digital literacy in their communities, including with local business.
This forum included presentations from respected industry professionals about Queensland’s place and direction in the digital economy, workshop sessions for deeper engagement, and a panel discussion from industry experts.
The 2015 Digital Literacy Forum included 18 presentations from a variety of industries for participants to experience some deeper engagement across diverse sectors, including adaptive technologies, research, and private-sector, government and community organisation-level industry practice.
The 2015 Digital Literacy Forum plenary sessions included a keynote address to set the foundation for the day, three presentations from industry professionals to build participant knowledge about Queensland’s place and direction in the digital economy, and a panel discussion from industry experts to consolidate learnings from the forum.