Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WPL hosts Technology Open House to Promote Digital Literacy on March 21

Worcester Public Library to Host: Computer and Technology Open House:

 “Learn How to Do One Thing Better Online”

Worcester, MA- March 12, 2013: The Worcester Public Library has joined forces with the national public service Connect2Compete campaign, “Everyone On” to promote the importance of digital literacy skills. Library event launch will take place on Thursday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a “Computer and Technology Open House” at the Main library. Event is free and open to the public. 

Open Lab: Those who are interested in learning how to do “one thing better online” will have access to one-on-one assistance with a librarian in the computer lab. Learning topics include: setting up email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, resume writing, job application, Microsoft Word and more. 

 Technology Petting Zoo: Patrons are encouraged to stop in to explore various digital devices, ereaders, tablets, etc. and also to bring in their own devices to ask questions.

 The key message of “Everyone On” campaign is to encourage people who are limited or non-Internet users, to learn how to do “one thing better online”. Public libraries are integral to the success of this effort because of their demonstrated commitment to providing free access to the Internet as well as access to technology and training.

In partnership with the Ad Council, “Everyone On” is powered by Connect2Compete, a national nonprofit organization bringing together leaders from communities, the private sector, and leading foundations.

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