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Edge Initiative

The Edge Initiative is a voluntary, assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. Edge helps libraries connect their services to community priorities

Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA offers a signle point of access to millions of items - photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, and more - from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

Northstar Digital Literacy Project

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in six main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, and Word Processing (Word).

Library Creation & Learning Centers from the Colorado Virtual Library

This project is geared towards library staff and includes courses such as Library Customer Service, Online Tech Training for Staff, and Tech Training for the Public (including lesson plans, outlines, etc.).

Tech Help from Colorado Virtual Library

This site includes six sub collections covering The Very Basics, On the Web, Programs and Apps, Photos in the Digital Age, E-Books and Other Gadgets, and Tech for the Job Search.


GCFLearnFree.orgĀ® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. Technology courses include topics such as Computer Basics, MS Excel, Office, Internet Basics, Google, iPad Basics, Social Media, and much more.

Wisc-Online is a non-profit organization serving both the private and public sectors. Their award-winning learning objects have been providing student success and homework help for over a decade. Wisc-Online covers everything from learning to use a mouse to user expereince design for websites.

For more information about Continuing Education grants, contact Jean Anderson.