“Libraries Lead With Digital” toolkit to improve digital skills in the UK

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A group of libraries from the United Kingdom launched the “Libraries Lead With Digital” toolkit, proposing a scheme to provide digital skills training for local communities. The toolkit, created in partnership with Google and Public Libraries 2020 (PL2020), contains guidance for librarians to bridge the digital divide in their regions.

Participating libraries also received equipment to support and train their local communities. Contents are related not only to digital skills, but also to online safety and computer science. Workshops and training courses include: coding classes for children, lessons for building a CV, internet safety lessons for children and their parents, applied digital skills for jobseekers, and applying to universities.

Source: Government Europa