Monday, March 8, 2010

Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows

A generous gift to the Libraries from Jim Hoesley, a member of the Libraries Board of Overseers, and his wife Sandra Drews, will help undergraduates develop their facility with technologies commonly used in the workplace. As many as 15 undergraduates will attend hands-on workshops covering a variety of tech topics, ranging from graphic and web design, visual literacy, Excel, PowerPoint, and collaboration software. Students will meet with library staff in September 2010 to plan out personalized programs, and will have opportunity to delve deeper into technologies particularly relevant to their career interests.

Workshops with hands-on instruction and guest speakers on career-related planning will address the following topics:
  1. Graphic Design and Visual Literacy – software, design principles, formats
  2. Web Resources – search strategies, bookmark management, evaluation and privacy
  3. Files, Folders, Formats– finding, organizing, converting and publishing files
  4. Spreadsheets and Excel – data analysis, importing data, constructing charts and tables
  5. PowerPoint – good design choices, animations, integration
  6. Web Design – basic concepts and templates, what to include on a professional website
  7. Using the Web to enhance your job search – presented by Career Services – PennLink, social networking sites, researching employers, guidelines for portfolios and resumes.
  8. Collaboration and Management – sharing data, calendars, team-based projects
The program, which is co-sponsored by the Libraries, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), and Career Services will begin in September of 2010.

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