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Linked up, Loud and Literate 

Linked up, Loud and Literate: Libraries enabling digital citizenship was a series of events held at the National Library of New Zealand, National Library of Australia and State Library of South Australia in 2015 and 2016.

Bringing together experts from libraries, government and the education and community sectors, the seminars and workshops looked at how libraries, schools and cultural institutions can best equip and empower community members to be confident, capable and engaged citizens. Selected resources from the events are available below.

Resources

Videos

Highlights from Digital Citizenship Seminars in Wellington and Canberra
Featuring Allison Dobbie, General Manager of Libraries and Information for Auckland Council; Colin Macdonald, Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs, Secretary for Internal Affairs, Secretary for Local Government, and the Government Chief Information Officer; Alastair MacGibbon, Children’s eSafety Commissioner; and Dr Alex Byrne, State Librarian and Chief Executive of the State Library of New South Wales. (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015, and National Library of Australia, March 2016)

Welcome and introduction
Hon. Peter Dunne, Minister of Minister of Internal Affairs, New Zealand (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015)

Government and the digital citizen: the importance of trust
Colin MacDonald, Chief Executive, Department of Internal Affairs (NZ) and Government Chief Information Officer (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015)

Public libraries, citizenship and democracy
Allison Dobbie, Manager, Libraries and Information, Auckland Council (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015)

Democracy, government and digital citizenship
Sue McKerracher, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)  (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015)

GoDigi Australia and digital literacy for seniors
George Dunford, National Library of Australia and National Museum of Australia (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015)

26TEN and digital literacy for adults
Anita Planchon, Manager, Literacy Services, LINC Tasmania (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015)

NSLA and digital citizenship
Alex Byrne, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, State Library of New South Wales, and Chair of NSLA (National Library of New Zealand, November 2015)

Presentations

Digital Strategy and Citizenship Programs in SA Public Libraries
Amelia Beatty, Project Officer, Public Library Services and Alison Hall, Digital Literacy and Programs Officer, Campbelltown Public Library (State Library of South Australia, August 2016)

Digital inclusion and the national agenda
Brendan Fitzgerald, Digital Inclusion Manager, Infoxchange (State Library of South Australia, August 2016)

Citizenship, equity and the library scorecard
Sue McKerracher, Chief Executive Officer, ALIA (State Library of South Australia, August 2016)

Case Study: Online census partnership
Patsy Corrick, Hobart LINC Manager, LINC Tasmania; Lana Hegol, Census Project Manager, LINC Tasmania; and Amy Donnelly, Assistant Director, Targeted Strategies, 2016 Census of Population and Housing, ABS Tasmania (State Library of South Australia, August 2016)

Case Study: eSafety pilot program in Libraries ACT
Rosalie O’Neale, Senior Advisor, Office of the eSafety Commissioner and Sarah Steed, Senior Manager, Content and Engagement, Libraries ACT (State Library of South Australia, August 2016)

Related publications

LINC Tasmania/ABS Census 2016 Partnership Project Report

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