M’burg library offers digital skills resource


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MECHANICSBURG – Northstar Digital Literacy assessments, instruction and practice are now featured at the Mechanicsburg Public Library.

Northstar Digital Literacy is a resource for anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology.

It is a self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology scenarios. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics.

The Northstar resource is available 24/7 on the library web page and library staff are available to help with the resource during regular hours.

“We are excited to have Northstar Digital Literacy to help meet our community needs for additional computer training and digital literacy,” said Mechanicsburg Public Library Director Rebecca Wilden. “The last year has underscored the importance of computer access, connectivity, and digital skills for all of us. Northstar will be a valuable resource to anyone looking to brush up on their skills, and it can be a great tool for local businesses to develop new staff.”

Interactive digital literacy test topics include:

● Basic Computer Skills

● Internet Basics

● Using Email

● Windows and Mac Operating Systems

● Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

● Google Docs

● Career Search Skills

● Supporting K-12 Distance Learning

● Social Media and Your Digital Footprint

Ohio library access to Northstar is funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

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Info from Rebecca Wilden

Info from Rebecca Wilden