Ottawa (July 5, 2016) – MediaSmarts, a leading Canadian centre for digital and media literacy, is pleased to announce that francophone libraries in New Brunswick and Manitoba now have free access to its licensed digital literacy program, Web Awareness Workshop Series. This follows a similar partnership with Quebec libraries that launched in May 2015.
All libraries across New Brunswick and 16 library service points in Manitoba will now have access to digital literacy tutorials which address a variety of online issues affecting children and youth. The program also includes a training component to bring librarians up to speed on these issues. This project, in partnership with the Manitoba Public Library Services Branch and New Brunswick Public Library Service, ensures that libraries in both provinces are trained in digital literacy best practices and able to serve their communities well.
Mary F. Cavanagh
Directrice intérimaire | Acting Director
École des sciences de l'information | School of Information Studies
Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa