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Digital Literacy

An introduction to digital literacy resources available from Wichita State University Libraries.

Welcome to the Digital Literacy Series Workshops!

Each semester the University Libraries offers workshops designed to strengthen the skills of students, faculty and staff in the use of online tools for research, presentation and teaching.  Faculty and instructors are welcome to encourage student attendance at library workshops and even offer extra credit for students that attend a workshop (certificates of attendance are available to students upon request).  Workshops are free and open to students, faculty, and the general public.


Fall 2017 Digital Literacy Workshop Schedule


Register for the workshop you would like to attend by clicking on its time/date link.

All workshops are held in Ablah Library, room 217.

Intro to Excel:  Learn how to create and navigate a basic spreadsheet in MS Excel 2013, a spreadsheet application.

Intro to SurveyMonkey:  Learn how to create surveys, get responses, analyze results, and display results graphically using the web based tool SurveyMonkey.

What is Digital Literacy?  Introduction to essential elements and concepts for describing and understanding digital literacy and its role in our academic and personal lives.

Fake News:  Discerning Fact from Fiction:  This workshop will address the question of what fake new is (and is not), and how you can discern between factual and non-factual reporting.

Open Access and Scholarly Communication:  Open Access is an increasingly important avenue for scholarly publication.  Come learn about the benefits, controversies, and options for publishing your own research in open formats.

Survey of Web Design Tools:  Interested in learning how to create a web site or fix up an old one, but don't know where to start?  If you know little to nothing about web design, HTML code, and styling, then come check out this workshop!  No prior knowledge is required.

Protecting Your Digital Identity:  Learn simple strategies to protect your digital identity.  From managing your privacy settings on social media to managing your online accounts and passwords safely, these strategies will help you to avoid identity theft and become aware of your digital surroundings.

Intro to Infographics:  Infographics are a powerful way to communicate data and ideas visually.  Learn free software and design principles to create your own in this hands-on workshop

For questions, please contact Kathy Delker at

Wichita State University Libraries, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0068 | Phone: (316) 978-3481 |