Country Library System to Offer Free Computer Classes
Special to Newzjunky.com
Published November 26, 2010
Country Library System and the public libraries in
Carthage, Oswego and Potsdam are embarking on a combined
campaign to grow a more computer literate and employable
workforce in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence
for their close relationships with the communities they
serve, and funded with portions of a $976,000 federal
two-year grant, these “learning libraries” are
offering a wide array of no-cost classes, courses and
workshops to area citizens, businesses and non-profit
Don Keruskie, Learning Center Coordinator at North Country
Library System, “The future of northern New York’s
workforce depends upon our ability to be productive in a
society that, every day, becomes more dependent upon
computer technology. Due to our proven commitment to our
communities, libraries have been entrusted to provide free
access to present-day technology and training that will
enhance digital literacy skills and produce a more
efficient workforce. However, our libraries will continue
to offer learning opportunities that enrich people’s
lives in a variety of meaningful ways, as is the
libraries’ joint effort to reach out to northern New
York residents has begun with a new website and an online
course catalog, located at www.learninglibraries.org. The
libraries plan to install distance learning and
teleconferencing equipment to help them share classes.
This new capability will be available for local
organizations, businesses and municipalities.
An open house to highlight the classes and
teleconferencing is planned for spring at the North
Country Library System.
North Country Library System has upgraded their existing
computer lab and conference areas to focus on free
workshops for enhancing the technology infrastructure of
nearby businesses and non-profit organizations. Meanwhile,
Carthage Free Library, Oswego Public Library and Potsdam
Public Library have begun using their funding to
aggressively pinpoint and address the needs of their
more details about free learning opportunities to bolster
your employability, sharpen your technology skills and
make your workplace more efficient, please visit www.learninglibraries.org
or contact the libraries.
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