Digital Literacy Committee – January–June 2023 Report

The group met 1 time this reporting period.

After reviewing the current PLA Strategic Plan, please tell us:

Describe the current work of this committee and how it supports our strategic goals. Include work accomplished, decisions made, and any recommended follow-up actions.
The committee worked to support the advancement of digital literacy through PLA’s DigitalLearn website. The promotion of the site supports the strategic goals of EDISJ, Transformation, and Advocacy and Awareness.

Do you see opportunities to better align committee work with those goals?
The work of the committee aligns well with the strategic goals. The committee can expand its work to incorporate other goals such as professional development by engaging members in conference presentations.

What recommendations do you have for in-coming committee members? Are there particular streams of
work in progress to be carried over into the new committee year?
(January–June reporting period only)
We recommend that committee members play a more active role in reviewing and giving feedback on, using, and promoting DigitalLearn and related digital literacy resources to the field.

At ALA Annual Conference, committee members will meet and discuss the transition to new members and what will be carried over or adding in the coming six months. DigitalLearn will continue to be a priority.

What specific activities will this committee undertake over the next six months to support that alignment? (July–December reporting period only)

Are there other PLA or ALA committees whose partnership and collaboration would accelerate meeting PLA strategic goals?
It may be helpful to consult with other committees such as the EDISJ committee to consider alignment. There also may be intersections with the Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships committee and ALA Literacy Committee.

Is there anything else about your committee experience you’d like to share?

Submitted by Angela Craig, Kelvin Watson on 06/09/2023