UTS Library

Digital Literacy

There are many definitions of digital literacy. Put simply, our approach to digital literacy skills development revolves around the finding, using and sharing of information in a digital world. The relationship between information literacy and digital literacy is that we regard information literacy as an umbrella term for many different kinds of literacies, of which digital literacy is one.

Training provided by the Library that develops digital literacy:

  • Extensive YouTube channel of online tutorials created by library staff.
  • Advanced Google searching tips
  • Evernote (personal information management software)
  • Wordpress (blogging)
  • Using Google Drive to collaborate with others
  • Social media (Twitter, academia.edu, Diigo)
  • Pinterest (social image sharing)
  • Advanced database searching
  • Using RSS feeds
  • Data analysis and visualisation using Google Fusion Tables

We provide links to software recommendations for students in graphic tools, presentations and social media via the Study Skills webpages

Library staff are happy to work with you to develop these skills in your students or indeed for yourself. Please contact one of your Faculty Librarians to discuss individual or group training. We have solutions for small and large groups.