ERIC Number: EJ1092805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Engaging the Homeless through Technology and Information Literacy
Cox, Fannie M.
Metropolitan Universities, v24 n3 p74-83 2013
The University of Louisville (U of L) Libraries' outreach mission is to encourage the development of information literacy (IL) and critical thinking in individuals. In March 2010, a community engagement partnership began between Ekstrom Library and the Wayside Christian Mission for the libraries to provide a basic computer skills class to its clients (referred to as students), many of whom had never used a computer. Now in its fourth iteration, the class named Wayside 100 provides students an opportunity to develop skills that may assist them with increasing their educational level, succeeding in college, as well as overcoming homelessness.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Academic Libraries, Outreach Programs, Information Literacy, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Technological Literacy, Emergency Shelters, Community Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky