Digital Literacy Resources

A destination for practitioners in service-oriented organizations—such as libraries, schools, community centers, community colleges, and workforce training centers to find digital literacy content. The resources can be found by subject area, community, by skill topic, and learning level.

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California's ICT Leadership Council Action Plan Report


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Link: http://www.cio.ca.gov/Government/Publications/pdf/...

Outlines a pathway/roadmap to digital literacy for the state of California.

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Cancer Risk: Understanding the Puzzle


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Link: http://understandingrisk.cancer.gov/

Interactive site on cancer risk

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Career Competency Model Clearinghouse


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.careeronestop.org/competencymodel/learn...

Sponsored by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this guide or clearinghouse of job related digital literacy skills that job-seekers should possess in various employment fields. The goal of the effort is to promote an understanding of the skill sets and competencies essential to educate and train a globally competitive workforce.

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Career Decision Toolkit


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Link: http://turbotap.org/portal/Tap_toolkit_2011/player...

The Department of Defense (DoD) Career Decision Toolkit is designed to help transition out of the military to find a rewarding new career in the civilian world. It covers exploring career options to negotiating a compensation package.

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Career One Stop


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Link: http://www.careeronestop.org/COS_Aboutus.aspx

This tool is designed to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals manage their careers.

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Career Snapshots


Contributed by: Monster.com
Link: http://my.monster.com/Job-Profiles/GetProfile.aspx

Provides qualifications, skills, and duties of various careers.

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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/caringforthemind...

Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In \"Caring for the Mind\", participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants\' skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.

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Cell Phone Safety Tips


Contributed by: WebWise
Link: http://www.webwisekids.org/pdf/CellPhoneSafetyTips...

This list is provides parents and teens with cell phone safety tips.

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Cell Phone Safety Tips


Contributed by: ConnectSafely
Link: http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Tips/cellphone...

Cellphones are increasingly full-blown handheld computers, and everything that can be done on the Web via computer – photo-sharing, Web browsing, game playing, tune-swapping, real-time text chat, and talking – can be done on a phone. Here are some basic ideas for keeping mobile phone use safe and constructive.

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Changing Gears: 5 Steps to Moving Beyond Single Industry Experience


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/changing-gears...

This article offers five steps to transition from your current industry.

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Chatting with Kids about Being Online


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Link: http://onguardonline.gov/media/video-0001-net-cete...

Learn how to talk to your kids about staying safe online.

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Check Out the News! Introduction to News Literacy


Contributed by: The LAMP
Link: http://www.thelampnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/LAMPl...

Basic news literacy skills are necessary for anyone who pays attention to news, whether it is printed or digital, local or global. With this guide, explore how and why news is made, and how you can take control of the news media in your life to generate your own opinions and make choices that are right for you.

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Checklist for Online Shopping


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/al...

This page provides tips offered by the FTC on shopping online.

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Checklist for Starting a New Business


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...

This checklist contains steps you should take before you start a new business. It is a "to do" list for starting a new business containing general high-level listing of the tasks that need to be complete in starting your new business.

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CNS Effective Practices


Contributed by: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS)
Link: http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/effective-...

CNS effective practices: good ideas, successful strategies, and studied findings to help volunteer programs thrive.

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CNS Online Courses


Contributed by: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNS)
Link: http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/online-cou...

CNS provides online courses on a wide variety of topics designed specifically to help strengthen national service programs.

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Codeacademy


Contributed by: Codeacademy
Link: http://www.codecademy.com/

This site provides introductory tutorials on how to use JavaScript, a programming language to provide enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites.

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College Affordability and Transparency Center


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://collegecost.ed.gov/catc/

An easy-to-use website that identifies the most reasonably-priced universities, as well as the institutions whose prices rise at the highest rates.

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College Application Checklist


Contributed by: College Board
Link: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/the-appl...

Use this checklist to stay on top of application requirements, tasks, and deadlines.

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College Application FAQs for Parents


Contributed by: College Board
Link: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/apply/college-...

Answers for parents to frequently asked questions regarding the college application process.