Meet Digital Literacy Specialist, April Smith

April Smith, Digital Literacy Specialist

Tell us about your job and how the position came to be.
I design and teach course work that uses a variety of contexts. These include audio, images, and videos to match the right digital technology to a specific patron’s needs. I communicate this by locating, analyzing, and using reliable sources of information online through virtual or hybrid classes.

What is your favorite part of the job?
Research and creating are my favorite parts. I love helping patrons learn how to do things, provide answers, and provide skills they need, but making the class is my favorite part. I’m addicted to learning  and teaching others. I just earned a certificate in educational/instructional technology from the University of Central Arkansas, total glutton for punishment when it comes to graduate classes.

What do you want people to know about your position that they probably don’t know?
I procured an Arkansas Department of Education ID, so some of the technology classes the Digital Literacy Program offers can earn you professional development credit.

How can people schedule time with you/how can they seek your help?
I can help one on one through a phone call, an email, or through a Zoom meeting. I can also help coworkers through Teams.

What are you reading, or the last thing you read?
Court by Tracy Wolff, I’m a little embarrassed by this, but I really like the Crave series. Court is the 4th book in the series and there are at least 2 more coming.

Contact April
aesmith@cals.org | 501.320.5724

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