|SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources is one of two Florida library systems that received the Public Library Association Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T, which provides assistance to conduct digital literacy training in their communities and help close the digital divide. |
Sarasota County libraries are using the funds to enhance the Tech Navigator service, which provides patrons with direct, one-on-one sessions with library staff to learn more about using online resources, common software, and devices such as tablets and e-readers.
“Our skilled staff will teach you how to use technology, applications, library resources, and more,” said Libraries and Historical Resources Director Renee Di Pilato. “So much of our work, learning, and social connections are dependent on these resources and our team is here to ensure our patrons can be successful in this evolving world of technology.”
The department’s Digital Services Supervisor Heather Gorman added that technology can be overwhelming, and the Tech Navigator service is a way to ease that apprehension.
“The service empowers our community with the skills they need to navigate their jobs, their homes, and their lifetime learning,” Gorman said.
Tech Navigator assistance is available over the phone, online or in person with a 30-minute appointment. Many questions can be answered without an appointment, as well.
For more information, or to request an appointment, call 311 or visit scgov.net.