Key Digital Skills
These resources have been developed to support additional learning following completion of the Key Digital Skills Module, created by Libraries Connected.
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Things you might want to do
- Work with colleagues to discuss how you would run a session to demonstrate the use of your online resources such as eBooks.
- If your library runs digital skills session you could buddy with the staff or volunteers who deliver the sessions to learn more.
- Plan how you would introduce someone to learning digital skills. For those people with little or no knowledge think how you would encourage them to make the most from the internet. Introduce them to self-directed learning programmes such as Learn my Way and GCF Learn.
- Sign up to Learn my Way and complete the Learner Planner
- Take a look at your library service’s social media channels. If you can, write a post for one of the library social media channels promoting an event or service.
- Think about the key online resources that would be useful for answering enquiries – these might be related to local and national government services, using your online services such as the library catalogue to renew and reserve, paying charges online, using eBooks.
- Search for your library using different search engines and check if the results contain out-of-date information. Encourage users to check for the official website.
- Check what accessibility features are available on your public computers.
Essential Digital Skills
Essential Digital Skills modules although for teachers/trainers they contain useful information on the five digital skills
Staying safe online
A video introduction to the Learn my Way Learner Planner
Essential Digital Skills self-assessment tool – registration required
Some key facts
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) No Longer Optional: Employer Demand for Digital Skills