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Digital Literacy Definition and Resources


What is Digital Literacy?

What is a Digital Learning Librarian?

@ UIUC...

The Digital Learning Librarian at the University of Illinois works collaboratively with librarians and faculty to create tools that help to integrate the library into the teaching and learning process.  One result is the creation of online resources that focus on infusing library and information skills with instructional technology to help individuals obtain digital literacy.

@ Other Institutions...

The Blended Librarian Page by Stephen Bell and John Shank.

Bell and Shank also provide this definition from one of their previous C&RL News articles:

For more information...


  1. Digital Strategy Glossary of Key Terms accessed August 21, 2008.
  2. Paul Gilster, Digital Literacy, New York: Wiley and Computer Publishing, 1997, p.1.
  3. Barbara R. Jones-Kavalier and Suzanne L. Flannigan: Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century;