Developing civic data literacy

What's the need?

  • There is an increasing need for people to have data literacy skills for their careers.

  • Many people would like to know how to better find and use civic data and, at the same time, understand its context and limitations.

Why the library?

  • Your library likely has lots of experience teaching information literacy.

  • Your library is in the position to adapt existing services or information literacy curriculum to continue to help people access and make use of civic data.

What you can do:

  • Work with local community organizations to develop data literacy and skills training

  • Tailor an existing data literacy training toolkit to local needs

  • Fold data literacy into workforce development training workshops and programs

  • Expand the roles and skill sets of library staff

Inspiration:

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