Digital Literacy…where are we now? – Newcastle University, 20th February 2015

Digital Literacy – librarians, staff and students – where are we now?

Are we supporting our own and the digital literacy of users as technology and education moves forward apace?   In the morning, Charlie Inskip (Department of Information Studies, UCL) will give us  an overview on evolving digital literacy competencies, and Sally Patalong (Coventry University) will talk us through making sure that library staff are equipped and skilled themselves in order to support users.  In the afternoon Anthony Beal from JISC will reveal how we can tell if our users are digitally literate and Helen Blanchett (Newcastle University) will lead a workshop on helping us to develop practical skills and solutions.  Dan Heath (Grwp Llandrillo Menai) will round off the afternoon to put digital literacy into a context of e-safety and considering our digital footprint.  The day includes a workshop and plenty of opportunities for networking and questions.

 Date & Time:     Friday, 20th February 2015, 10.00 am – 4.15 pm.

Programme Details

10.00 – 10.30      Registration and welcome
Erika Gavillet, Newcastle University, on behalf of ARLG NorthEast

10.30 – 11.15      ‘From information literacy to digital scholarship:  challenges and opportunities for librarians’
Dr Charlie Inskip, University College London

11.15 – 12.00      ‘Trying to stay one app ahead:  developing an in-house digital literacy programme for library staff’
Sally Patalong, Coventry University

12.00 – 12.10      ARLG NorthEast AGM
With an overview of events and future plans

12.10 – 1.15         Lunch

1.15 – 1.45           ‘What is a digitally literate learner?’
Anthony Beal, JISC NorthWest

1.45 – 2.45           Workshop:  ‘Key issues in developing digital literacy:  where are we now?’
Helen Blanchett, Newcastle University

2.45 – 3.10           Coffee and networking

3.10 – 4.00           ‘Digital Footprints:  what are we really revealing online?’
Dan Heath, Grwp Llandrillo Menai

4.00 – 4.15           Plenary and round up


Cost:      £75 (+ VAT) including lunch & tea/coffee for CILIP institutional & individual members

Institutional discount is only available to one person from an institution.

£90 (+ VAT) including lunch & tea/coffee for non-CILIP members


The Venue:  The Research Beehive, Level 2, Old Library Building, Newcastle University.

Booking:  To reserve a place, please send the booking form below to Helen Ashton, ARLG NE Honorary Treasurer, Parsons Library, Rye Hill Campus, Newcastle College, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne  NE4 7SA  or to


This event is limited to 50 places, so bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.


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