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Library offers new resource

| April 13, 2022

The Coshocton Public Library now has a new resource, Northstar Digital Literacy, for anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology. Northstar Digital Literacy is a self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology scenarios. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics. The Northstar resource is available 24/7 on the library’s website, and library staff are available to help with the resource during regular hours.

Northstar assessments may be proctored in-person at the Coshocton Public Library or non-proctored. Those who complete the proctored assessments will receive a certificate upon passing. This certification can be useful for both job seekers who want to demonstrate their proficiency and employers who are seeking assurance of skills. To set up an appointment to take a proctored assessment, email [email protected], phone 740-622-0956, or stop in the library. Non-proctored assessments may be taken remotely or in the library.

Interactive digital literacy test topics include:

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Basics
  • Using Email
  • Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Google Docs
  • Career Search Skills
  • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
  • Social Media and Your Digital Footprint

Ohio library access to Northstar is funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

For more information, visit www.coshoctonlibrary.org/northstar-digital-literacy.

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