One of my Digital Inclusion Corps projects has been developing the following two webinars. While they may be somewhat geared towards a library audience, the other presenters and I made sure the content will be of interest to others engaged with digital inclusion.

Connect Your Community with Affordable PCs and Internet Access

Interested in helping connect members of your community with affordable personal computers, computer repair, and internet access? Learn how you can partner with PCs for People, an organization that works with businesses, government agencies, and residents to recycle and refurbish computers. Those computers are provided to low-income people, along with support for going online.

Madeline Tate, PCs for People’s Director of Partnerships and Programming, will give an overview of the organization, then describe how you can partner with them to benefit residents of your community. She also will tell us about an exciting pilot program with several rural libraries in Oklahoma.  We’ll have plenty of time for your questions, too.

The webinar will be Tuesday, January 30, from 11-noon Central Time. Follow this link to join the webinar; the call-in number is 1-888-742-5095, conference code 492 064 9083.

Building Library-Adult Education-Workforce Partnerships

Do you want to boost your community’s digital literacy efforts? Or maybe you want insight into how participating in digital literacy programming can translate into better job and educational opportunities for members of your community? Partnerships with library, adult education, and workforce colleagues could be the answer.

Please join us for a webinar with tips for getting the conversation started. The webinar will be Tuesday, February 6, 11-noon Central Time. Click here to access the webinar; the call-in number is 1-888-742-5095, conference code 492 064 9083.

This session will build on two years of Better Together sessions gatherings of library, adult education, and workforce development staff that focused on how collaborative digital literacy efforts can increase communities’ capacity to improve adult literacy and workforce outcomes for Minnesotans. Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt (Minnesota Literacy Council) and I will be the presenters.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Hope you can join us!