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ERIC Number: ED472582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 6
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Continuing Professional Library and Information Science Education for Advancing Equity of Access.
Roy, Loriene; Lee, Seung-ah
Equity of access is one of the American Library Association's (ALA's) five key action areas. Discussions of digital divide issues sometimes sound confusing and unfocused; however, the digital divide issue provides information professionals with the opportunity to discover more about their own skills and potential, to understand more about library patrons, and to support the dissemination of exemplary model projects currently underway in libraries. This paper suggests that it is time not only to highlight successful attempts to lessen unequal participation in the creation and use of digital record, but to provide individual ALA members with a toolkit to successfully convert their libraries into laboratories of discovery. These laboratories will be interactive environments where information professionals involve library patrons in the creation of content and services for communities in need. The paper outlines one potential continuing education resource, a Web site with intelligent features, that can provide ALA members with workplace fluency in the issues, applications, and skills to accomplish this vision. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access