Digital Literacy

Basic digital literacy is essential to your success as an information and library professional. This is as true for Youth Services and Reference Librarians as it is for Information Architects and System Analysts.

You’re expected to have basic technology skills upon entering the M.L.S. or M.I.S. degree program—or to acquire those skills in your first semester. The following list includes technologies you should be competent with, as well as links to recommended resources for learning more:

Indiana University’s University Information Technology Services (UITS) offers many excellent training opportunities, including instructor-led workshops and self-paced online courses. As an IU student, you can take advantage of these training opportunities at no additional charge.

You can also develop required skills through many free online training opportunities, such as those offered by Codeacademy.