This is a collaboration between a University (U), a Public Library (PL), and an Independent School District (ISD). The purpose and aim of the grant and research are to provide digital literacy summer workshops to ISD students who are below grade level in Reading and/or Writing and connect students and their families to the public library to support both student and family literacy. Students will be recruited from Title 1 Schools, qualifying for free or reduced lunch. This workshop grant specifically targets under privileged students. ISD students will participate in digital literacy workshops free of charge at the PL in a space with 300 square feet suitable to accommodate Covid protocol. U faculty and graduate students will provide instruction for the workshops. Additionally, PL will provide instruction and opportunities for students and their families to engage in the library. Meals will be provided for workshop attendees. Both ISD and PL have agreed to collaborate and have offered non-monetary resources. ISD will help with students and student registration. PL will provide the physical space needed for workshops as well as student and family instruction and support for library use.

Authors: Emily Reeves, Christina McIntyre, Sally Henschel

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2021)

  • Date of Conference: 22-24 November 2021
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2021.0024
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-42-6
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)