There are many facets of digital divide including digital literacy. The American Library Association defines digital literacy as "the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills." These skills are not equally distributed among citizens.

The American Library Association defines a digitally literate person as someone who:

•Possesses the variety of skills – technical and cognitive – required to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information in a wide variety of formats;

•Is able to use diverse technologies appropriately and effectively to retrieve information, interpret results, and judge the quality of that information;  

•Understands the relationship between technology, life-long learning, personal privacy, and stewardship of information;

•Uses these skills and the appropriate technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, colleagues, family, and on occasion, the general public; and

•Uses these skills to actively participate in civic society and contribute to a vibrant, informed, and engaged community.

See: American Library Association "Digital Literacy Definition."