What is Digital Literacy?

Every year, September 8 is designated as International Literacy Day from UNESCO. In their 51st year, the theme is Literacy in a Digital World. What does that mean? 

According to the American Library Association, "Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills." UNESCO's program focuses on literacy around the world, an important factor in our inter-connected world. 

At East Lansing Public Library, we are here to prepare and assist our patrons in their development of digital literacy.

  • If you have questions about technologies, we are able to assist our patrons through one-on-one appointments. Simply fill out the form here and we will contact you to set up an appointment.
  • Want to learn more about our collection? Search by your desired keyword within our catalog and see what resources we have. 
  • Do you want to see what information is available through our databases? Browse through here and check out an e-journal or e-book.