We’ve been living and breathing all things ‘digital inclusion and libraries’, and that’s involved a whole host of activities - from conducting research and insight to presenting at events, organising library networking events to producing library related resources and reports, and of course visiting and talking to libraries and library stakeholders up and down the country.
We’ve learned a lot about libraries, library users, and about how to improve our support to libraries. Some of our key highlights for 2016 include:
- Oct 2015 - April 2016 - Good Things Foundation’s Library Digital Inclusion Fund Action Research Project, a focussed piece of research working with 16 library services on digital inclusion activities. Further details can be found in the interim and final evaluation reports.
- Feb 2016 - Teachmeet event - Good Things Foundation & CILIP’s Information Literacy Group ran two Teachmeet events - one in Leeds and the other in London. Findings of the Teachmeet can be found here: What place does digital inclusion have in digital literacy?
- Sept 2016 - Libraries Delivering Digital Inclusion event - Due to popular demand Good Things Foundation ran this event attended by over 100 delegates made up of a mix of library staff, library stakeholders, and representatives from Good Things Foundation. Findings from the event are summarised in our Libraries Taskforce blog, and our event report published today
- 2016 - Presentations - We’ve presented all over the place throughout the year including a number of CILIP events such as CILIP’s annual conference in Brighton, seven SCL regional meetings and this year’s European Conference of Information Literacy entitled Information Literacy in the Inclusive Society.
- 2016 - Library resources - Throughout the year we have developed useful resources for libraries such as the Doing Digital Inclusion Libraries Handbook, Library webinars, training resources and case studies, and the recent release of our #Digilibraries Infographic.
- Oct 2016 - Libraries played an essential role in our Get Online Week.
- June 2016 - We started the Library Online Centres Newsletter - a monthly newsletter dedicated to all things libraries and digital inclusion which is distributed to over 3,000 people. You can still sign up via the Online Centres Network website.