Class is fully subscribed. To be added to wait list: email askspl [at] scarbroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723, option 4.
Join us at the Library for an iPhone Summer Refresher, a quick, easy-to-understand, instruction session on how to do some basic iPhone tasks on Monday, August 22 at 10:00am in the library’s meeting room. Adult Services Assistant, Hailie Posey, will walk the group through some of the most useful iPhone functions including basic navigation, adding a contact, sending a text message, taking and editing a photo, and more. Topics will be covered quickly, but there will be time built in to practice each skill. This is a great opportunity to enhance iPhone skills in a friendly, judgment-free environment. Participants will leave the session having learned a few new skills and feeling more comfortable and more engaged with their device.
Hailie Posey, the Library’s Adult Services Assistant and facilitator for upcoming courses in the Library’s digital literacy series, shares some answers in response to questions about the Library’s focus on digital literacy. “i-Phone Summer Skill Up” is the latest digital literacy session.
What is digital literacy?
Digital literacy is a confusing term! Digital literacy is the ability to use technology tools to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate information. Someone who has good digital literacy is able to find high-quality information online; make decisions about what digital tools and programs are right for the job; and use specific digital tools like email, word processing programs, presentation software, videoconferencing or social media to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues.
How does digital literacy influence learning?
Learning about new technology is really challenging, especially if you don’t feel you have a good foundation. There are so many tools, sites, platforms, and passwords-- it can be hard to know where to begin. The Library is proud to partner with the NDEC (National Digital Equity Center) to offer courses that provide an entry point into technology literacy including learning about which devices would be most helpful to you, and what kinds of tools and apps would be valuable to you.
Why is the Scarborough Public Library offering digital literacy classes?
Libraries have always worked to help people find information. Teaching digital literacy is an extension of that work. We know the information technology landscape is complicated and we are here to help you better understand how digital tools can help enhance your personal and professional life.
There are several classes that will be offered in the series, including basic and intermediate courses for advancing skills on both Apple and Android devices. Contact askSPL [at] scarboroughlibrary.org or 883-4723 option 4 to share what classes interest you.