The City Library invites everyone in Salt Lake City to join the Tech League! The Tech League is the Library's initiative to build a more digitally inclusive community through information, workshops, events, and classes. Although many in Salt Lake City use the Internet on a daily basis, others lack access to the Internet, the devices to get connected, or the skills to use them. Without access and skills, people in our community may be left disconnected from friends and family, work opportunities, information and entertainment to improve their lives, and more. The Tech League's goal is to understand who in our community lacks Internet access and to bring the Library's resources and tools to those individuals to foster independence, connection, and success in our digital world.
Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
The Tech League subscribes to the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment tool, which tests your ability to perform basic computer and Internet skills. By completing Northstar's ten assessment modules, you will discover what digital skills you already know and what skills you need to work on. After you've taken an assessment, refer to our Northstar Learning Guide curriculum to study up on any topics you may have answered incorrectly. You can earn a Digital Literacy Certificate if you take these assessments in a proctored environment at the Library and complete each section with at least 85% correct answers. This certificate may be used to demonstrate to potential employers or colleges that you have the core competencies in computer and Internet skills necessary to succeed in our increasingly digital world.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Tech League is The City Library's new program to foster a more digitally inclusive community. The City Library is looking for volunteers to help the Tech League program grow and expand to all of our branch locations.
Library volunteers are ambassadors who project a positive image of the Library and its services. Volunteers are accepting of all people and have a passion to assist diverse populations to ensure they have a positive Library experience. They are team players who have the ability to think quickly and make quality decisions. They are organized and pay attention to detail.
Volunteers must commit to serve a six-month interval, and will be evaluated following each six-month time period. Depending on the results of this six-month evaluation, volunteers may be invited to re-commit for an additional six months, or their position may be opened to a new volunteer. The Tech League volunteer program will be capped at 30 active volunteers, and these 30 available volunteer positions will be filled by the best-qualified candidates. Volunteers must adhere to the Tech League Code of Conduct.Primary Responsibilites:
Volunteers will facilitate digital literacy education by providing one-on-one assistance to library patrons in the Main Library Technology Center; the Creative Labs in the Main Library, Glendale Branch, and Marmalade Branch; and all Library branch locations. Volunteers will help patrons with a range of tasks including setting up an email account, password retrieval, formatting in Word and Google Docs, helping patrons navigate the Library's databases, downloading eBooks and music, and streaming movies from the Library's website. Volunteers may also help facilitate/co-facilitate digital literacy workshops and help at community events. Advanced technology skills are welcome, but not required.
• How to set up an email account
• Password retrieval
• Working knowledge of Word
• Working knowledge of Google Drive
• Device setup (wi-fi)
• Help with downloads
• Knowledge of tablets/mobile devices
• Resumes and online job searching
• Working knowledge of 3D printing and software
• Working knowledge of Adobe Suite software
• Teaching experience
• Foreign Language expertise
Volunteers are required to work a minimum of two, three-hour shifts a month.
• Main Library: Mon–Thu 9am–9pm, Fri–Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 1–5pm
• Anderson-Foothill Branch: Wed 10am–12pm, Thu 6–9pm
• Chapman Branch: Sat 2–4pm, Sun 3–5pm
• Day-Riverside Branch: Mon–Thu 4–6pm
• Glendale Branch: TBD
• Marmalade Branch: Mon–Fri 3–6pm, Sat 10am–6pm
• Sprague Branch: TBD
• Sweet Branch: TBD
Completion of criminal background check will be required, if the candidate is over eighteen (18) years of age.How to apply:
• Fill out the Tech League Volunteer Application.
• This is an ongoing recruitment process.