SDSL's Cornerstone Newsletter
South Dakota State Library's e-newsletter
May 18, 2023
Incentives for Public Libraries to Teach Digital Literacy
Public libraries looking to increase their digital literacy offerings can now receive funding from the Public Library Association (PLA) in partnership with AT&T. PLA shares, “Community members come into public libraries every day, hoping to complete life tasks many of us take for granted, but sometimes lacking the basic computer skills needed to accomplish them. PLA offers digital literacy programs to help you help patrons reach their goals. A national PLA collaboration with AT&T has added both content and local partnership opportunities to encourage public libraries and other community partners to promote and teach digital skills together using the DigitalLearn platform!”
PLA is currently offering incentives for public libraries to teach digital literacy workshops for library patrons and community members through two programs.
The first program is the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T. This program offers incentives of $6,000 to conduct workshops using DigitalLearn Training materials designed to help patrons build skills and confidence using technology. The second program is the ACP Basics Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T. This program offers incentives of $1,500 to conduct new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Basics workshop designed to help families and households learn about ACP and how to apply for the benefit.
Applications for both programs are open now through June 2, 2023. These applications are open to all public libraries in the United States and Washington, D.C. To learn more and to apply, visit the PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentives website.
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