As the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age, RightsCon is opening its doors, taking place in Toronto on 16-18 May 2018. The event brings together business leaders, policy makers, government representatives, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology. IFLA President 2015-2017, Donna Scheeder will represent IFLA at a workshop titled: “Digital literacy for all: how can libraries help?

The workshop, led by IFLA alongside Brookfield Institute will highlight the important role libraries have in helping users to access and apply the information they need for personal and community development. In the IFLA segment of the workshop, Donna will share examples of what libraries are doing in the field of digital literacy at a local level but also encourage participants to suggest ways libraries and other stakeholders could collaborate to further digital literacy at a global scale.

The Brookfield Institute’s segment will focus on digital literacy training by addressing identified gaps in the digital literacy education and training landscape in Canada, including demographic, geographic, sectoral, skill-based gaps.

The workshop also includes IFLA partners from the Toronto Public Library represented by Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development & Innovation, Eric Craven, Community Development Librarian from Atwater Library and Simona Ramkisson, Senior Project Officer at the Brookfield Institute. The workshop will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018, from 10:30 to 11:45. Come and join us!