Usually, patrons tried looking for jobs on their own, going from one company to the next, resume in hand only to receive the same response. Please apply online. For people with limited access and experience with computers, hearing these words meant their path to employment became more challenging. So, they head to the Library for help.
“One patron recently turned on the computer, logged into his account, and completed a short email. The look of triumph and the proud smile on his face was priceless.” For CyberNavigator Jill, it’s more than teaching tech. It’s helping patrons realize they, too, have a place in today’s digital world.
CPL patron Creighton Morris shares how the Digital Learn platform and one of CPL’s CyberNavigators helped him find a new job. Read his story here.
Are Chicagoans Digital Ready? With Funding Support From Donors To Library Foundation, CPL Is Making Sure They Are
The lack of digital readiness is a big problem. The Chicago Public Library has taken steps to address that. Now it’s time for the next phase.
In Shelley Stern Grach’s latest Civic Chat, Shelley talks with Bianca about the Cyber Navigator program and all the work Chicago Public Library is doing to narrow the digital divide.