Staff at Cambridgeshire Libraries have "˜excelled' on a national e-learning programme.

Around 166 members of frontline staff have taken part in the national e-learning programme designed to improve their digital skills and digital confidence when helping the public.

The programme, funded by The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and Arts Council England, helped library staff to recognise barriers people face when getting online. This includes equipping staff to support people with various disability needs, and strengthening their role as digital champions.

Library staff will now be running a variety of events in libraries across Cambridgeshire. More details about the events are available on Cambridgeshire.net or ask at your local library.

Christine May, Head of Community & Cultural Services at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "100 per cent of our frontline staff have now been trained to be digital champions.  Public libraries offer more than just computer and internet access.  Our well trained staff run hands-on events such as "˜Tea & Tablets' and organise Computer Buddy sessions. You can also learn how to download our great range of free eBooks and eMagazines."

 

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