Building to Enhance, Sustain and Evolve our Impact in the Community
As a pillar of lifelong learning in our community – our commitment to Digital Inclusion is long term. We plan to continue to build and enhance programs that are sustainable and can continually evolve to meet the needs of the community. We will offer multiple options for digital literacy training inside and outside of the library branches.
Our digital literacy brand: ‘DigiLit’ will have two offerings available in our branches and one specialized offering where we are able to offer training for our community partners in various locations around the city.
Our most comprehensive offering (12 hrs.) – offered as 6 sessions, twice a week for 3 weeks. Customers must complete 5 of the 6 sessions to meet program completion criteria.
DigiLit Lite – “Passport to Digital Literacy”
Via a Passport system, customers who complete at least 3 of 6 offerings from our regularly offered one-up basic digital literacy classes will meet program competition criteria.
DigiLit Community – “Let’s Get Digital”
Taking Digital Literacy beyond the library into the community through strategic partners. This will allow customization of modules based on needs (seniors, job readiness, ESL, homeless, etc.)
Program Participant Rewards received based upon meeting completion criteria:
- a Certificate of Completion
- a DigiLit branded USB drive with preloaded resources
- a DigiLit Vendor Priority Purchase card (tentative) that will entitle participant to purchase discounted devices as supplies available.
Who can be involved?
The goal of Digital inclusion is to “help bridge the digital divide” by providing all members of our community equal access (training, low-cost devices and internet) to enable them to participate and compete in this 21st century digital society. This gives them the ability to benefit from the civic, educational and economic opportunities that are available to all our citizens.
These programs are geared to meet the needs of those most digitally excluded, so that they have the capability to use the internet to do things that benefit them in their daily lives.
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