(12 December 2013) In order to assess and benchmark the effectiveness of its own digital presence, its members’ digital literacies and to propose changes to professional development where appropriate, SCONUL has been working as a participating professional association in the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme, which runs from July 2011 to December 2013. During this process SCONUL has drawn upon the considerable expert advice available within its community, and worked in close collaboration with peer organisations and specific project outputs to explore new approaches to embedding digital literacy in working practices.
This downloadable document [Mapping resources to competencies (PDF)] explores resources and developments around the JISC Developing Digital Literacies (DDL) programme through a SCONUL lens. It considers the outcomes of the SCONUL baseline survey (2012) and maps key findings from the survey to relevant resources available through the JISC Design Studio resource, which collates project and association outputs from the DDL programme. The DDL programme has generated a large number of resources. This document is designed to help SCONUL members focus on those most relevant to them in the pursuit of developing digital literacies.
The threads that tie these outputs together are based on taking a strategic perspective to institutional change based on ‘inter-departmental multi-stakeholder conversations’ – involving not only librarians but other services as well as faculty and students in a unified process which acknowledges that digital literacies are not the sole ‘property’ of one department but the responsibility of the wider academic community. These conversations can be facilitated through careful examination of many of the links to resources in this document – and many more can be found on the JISC Design Studio.
Read the full announcement on the RILADS website here.