Hands-on, Hands-off, and Hands-down Helpful: Digital Literacy Resources for Community Members and Staff
Digital literacy is more vital than ever as ways of working and living have significantly changed before, during, and for the foreseeable future after the COVID-19 pandemic. A startling 1 out of 3 adults (ages 16-54) have “no digital skills” or “limited digital skills” (National Skills Coalition, 2020). Digital literacy is a critical skillset necessary for many people to fully participate in work, school, and life. However, many libraries have limited staff time to dedicate to teach these skills.
So where can you find free, comprehensive, and largely self-directed resources to support these skills?
In the, Hands-on, Hands-off, and Hands-down Helpful, webinar participants will learn the ins-and-outs and uses of three accessible and interactive resources to support digital living and job seeking. The resources highlighted will include GCFGlobal, DigitalLearn.org, and NorthStar Digital Literacy. They were selected for their wide applicability, usability, and versatility for patrons and staff.
This webinar will be recorded and handout of additional resources will become available shortly after.
This webinar is presented by Mark Jochem, Workforce Development Consultant at South Central Library System