WOOSTER – The Wayne County Public Library offers a new digital resource on its websiteknown as Northstar Digital Literacy, which allows viewers to “improve their skills with computers, software, or technology,” according to a press release from the library.
The resource has an assessment tool “showing which skills you’ve mastered and which ones need improvement,” according to a post on the library’s website. website Skills tested in the assessment include:
- Essential computer skills (internet basics, using email, etc.)
- Essential software like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- Use of technology in daily life (social media, information literacy, career search skills, etc.)
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Northstar also offers the following “free courses to learn and improve your skills” listed on the website:
- Essential Computer Skills: Basic Computers, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows
- Essential software: Microsoft Word
- Using Technology in Everyday Life: Career Search Skills
- Lessons on Microsoft Excel and social media will be available soon
These assessments and lessons are available anytime, and library staff can answer any service-related questions during each location’s normal business hours. Computers in each library can access the website and are open to the public.
“We hope people will take advantage of this free resource to learn new skills or brush up on old ones,” Library Director Jennifer Shatzer said in a statement. “It’s also a great resource for local employers looking to increase their employees’ digital literacy skills.”
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