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From Lending to Learning by Rónán O'Beirne

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Digital citizenship in a learning community

Having discussed the theoretical aspects of learning in the previous chapter, I want here to explore learning and citizenship in a community setting. This sees the public librarian working beyond the walls of the library. This is done effectively through partnership working, typically on a project with a mix of funding streams.

Before looking at the library in the community, it seems appropriate to investigate the notion of digital citizenship as it applies to the public library. There are various definitions of digital citizenship. The Framework for the Future policy document mentions the concept in relation to public libraries (DCMS, 2003).

I have asked many librarians to define digital citizenship, ...

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