Gazette on the Digital Literacy Project

Columnist Mike Boone has a great article in the Gazette about our wonderful Digital Literacy Project. Says Mr. Boone:

But while the Internet’s steely grip on the future of media has some of us clutching our crystal balls, the Atwater Library is expanding the Web’s reach. Since a pilot project in 2006, the library has run workshops on such digital media skills as the creation of Web pages and blogs, digital audio, video and photography.

The project brings together mentors who work in media with segments of the public underserved by the digital revolution.

A “wrap party” at the Atwater Library yesterday afternoon brought together 20 Digital Literacy Project participants from James Lyng High School, WORD Writing Our Rhymes Down, Jeunesse 2000, Project 10 and the RECLAIM Literacy Council. If the festive spirit moved them, they were free to peruse that old stuff lining the library’s shelves. [more…]