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At the height of the recession, the Saint Paul Public Library and the Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium initiated a project to help teach basic digital literacy skills and offer a certificate to help in job search. Our target audience was people lacking minimal computer literacy skills. We were working with people everyday without the computer skills necessary to apply for jobs on-line, engage in e-commerce and e-government, find library resources, participate in adult basic education and career readiness programs, or take basic courses at community colleges.
Now, a collaboration of organizations has launched the Northstar Digital Literacy Project, which offers free on-line assessments of basic digital literacy skills in six modules: basic computer use, world wide web, Windows 7, Mac OS X, using e-mail, and Microsoft Word, at www.digitalliteracyassessment.org. Kit Hadley, Saint Paul Public Library Director