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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Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

Filling out a Job Application


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...

A tutorial on how to fill out a job application.

Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

Writing a Cover Letter


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...

Learn what information to include in a cover letter and how to write an effective cover letter.

Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

Tutorials on Reading


Link: http://www.tv411.org/reading/

Contains lessons on using context clues, summarizing, and strategies for better reading.

Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

Preparing to get a Job


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...

A tutorial on preparing to get a job. Includes tips for writing a resume.

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International Computer Drivers License


Link: http://www.icdlus.org/

The international standard in end-user computer skills consisting of 7 modules which define the skills and competencies necessary to be a proficient user of a computer and common computer applications. In order to achieve ICDL Certification, individuals must pass a test for each of the 7 modules.  ICDL Module 1 is a theoretical test of computing knowledge at a general level, while modules 2-7 are predominantly practical skills tests.

Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

How to Write a Business Email


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...

A tutorial on how to write a business email.

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TV 411 Adult Literacy Media Alliance


Link: http://www.tv411.org/

ALMA's mission is to help adults gain the basic reading, writing, and math skills needed to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. ALMA creates multimedia learning materials and distributes them through broadcast television, the Internet, and literacy and community-based programs across the country.

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Preparing for the GED


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/learning.cfm?str=...

Learn how to prepare for the GED.

Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

Tutorials on Vocabulary


Link: http://www.tv411.org/vocabulary/

Contains lessons on vocabulary topics such as prefixes, suffixes, understanding business jargon, and compound words.

Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

Writing Business Missions and Goals


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...

Learn how to write a mission statement and identify business goals that are realistic and measurable.

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21st Century Information Fluency


Contributed by: 21st Century Information Fluency
Link: http://21cif.com/index.html

The 21st Century Information Fluency Project (21CIF) began in 2001 when the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy received funds from the US Department of Education to research and develop training in the largely unexplored field of online information literacy. It immediately became clear that the largest needs in this area were for professional development and resources to help educators and students improve their ability to locate, evaluate and use digital information more effectively, efficiently and ethically.

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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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How to Get a Great Job: Web Use 101


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-get-great-...

This article contains internet basics including how to log in, using software to create a resume, and protect your privacy. It also covers resume and cover letter writing.

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How to Get a Great Job: Customize Your Resume


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-get-great-...

This article contains advice on customizing your resume each time you apply to a job posting.

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How to Find a Great Job: Entry-Level Workers and Career Changers


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-find-great...

This article contains advice for individuals that are planning to change careers or for individuals who are just starting out in their first career.

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Alaska Internet Circle of Safety


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Link: http://www.akla.org/safety/index.html

The Alaska Internet Circle of Safety is a resource for adults who would like to teach their children to be responsible online citizens. The project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is a joint effort of the Alaska State Library and the Alaska Library Association.

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American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)


Contributed by: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AACE)
Link: http://www.aaace.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=66232&o...

The mission AACE is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development.

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Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database


Contributed by: American Association of School Librarians
Link: http://www.ala.org/aasl/lessonplandatabase

The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database is a tool to support school librarians and other educators in teaching the essential learning skills defined in the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Users can search the database for lesson plans by learning standards and indicators, content topic, grade-level, resources used, type of lesson or schedule, keyword and much more. In addition, registered users can bookmark lesson plans in a portfolio for future use, rate and comment on lesson plans in the community, print to PDF and socially share lesson plans on the web, and create and publish their own lesson plans in the database.

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Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Website


Contributed by: American Library Association (ALA)
Link: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/info...

Resources and tools on literacy in an online format.

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Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study


Contributed by: American Library Association (ALA)
Link: http://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research...

This study provides an annual "state of the library" report on the technology resources brokered by libraries and the funding that enables free public access to these resources.