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TNB Roundtable: What Nonprofits Need to Know about Information Literacy

Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Friday, May 9, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) hosts roundtable sessions every other Friday afternoon; these are informal discussions and presentations, on a wide range of topics of interest to TNB's staff, nonprofit clients, and friends.

We hope that you will join us on May 9th, when we will focus information literacy for nonprofits!

Our featured speaker on the topic of "Binding Information to Effective Action: A Nonprofit Conundrum?" will be Lana Jackman, president of the National Forum on Information Literacy.

Here’s what Lana says about this TNB Roundtable session:

Our evolution into the age of information has been impacted dramatically by the dynamic growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs).  Nonprofit organizations have been particularly challenged by their inability to keep pace with this ever evolving, dynamic learning curve.  Perhaps, incorporating information literacy practice as a key capacity building tool within nonprofit organizations may not only improve, but also enhance their ability to empower their consumers in addition to undergirding and sustaining both their vision and mission statements. 

Here’s a bit more about Lana:

Lana Jackman is the president of the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) and principal of Mélange Information Services, based in Cambridge, MA.  Lana aims to mainstream information literacy practice by working closely with collaborators on a local, statewide, national, and international level to promote the empowerment of individuals and communities through information, technology, health and media literacy.

Lana earned her Ph.D. in educational studies from Lesley University, an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Politics from University of Massachusetts at Boston.  Her research interests focus on information literacy, workforce development, outcomes-based assessment, user education, community based participatory research, charter schools, health literacy, and evidence-based decision making.

Please note that session will not be a sales pitch for any product or service. The TNB Roundtable series is an educational opportunity for nonprofit professionals to learn along with their peers from other organizations.

We hope that you can join us for a lively conversation! Please respond to this invitation, to let us know whether you'll be attending. We are running a very popular series in a very small conference room, so a definite YES or NO is real help to us.

Best regards from Deborah

 

Deborah Elizabeth Finn | Senior Strategist

Tech Networks of Boston

1 Wadleigh Place | South Boston, MA 02127

617.504.8188 | 888.527.9333 Fax

deborah@techboston.com | techboston.com

 

 

Have questions about TNB Roundtable: What Nonprofits Need to Know about Information Literacy? Contact Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

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Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Tech Networks of Boston helps mission-based organizations in Greater Boston enhance their effective use of information technology. Our services include IT strategic planning and assessment services, IT services management, project management, data integration, software development, web design, systems engineering, training, deskside support, and 24/7 support services including end-user support, remote server monitoring and emergency onsite service.

In addition to providing IT Services, Tech Networks of Boston engages with nonprofits in the Boston area. Our initiatives include our Roundtable events and our IT Community of Practice. These groups provide nonprofit professionals and consultants with networking and professional development opportunities.

TNB is also a leader in service to the community. We contribute financially and through hands-on work. Our partnerships include talent development with the Shriver Job Corps, protecting our climate with the Climate Action Business Association, and promoting nonprofit fundraisers through our Boston Charity Events newsletter and website. Participating generously and responsibly in our local, business, client and world communities are a core value of TNB.

Tech Networks of Boston is a Massachusetts Benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, underlining our commitment to serving triple bottom line values of "People, Planet, and Profit". Our mission is to enable organizations to use innovative and effective tools to serve human needs.

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