CRCPL Offers New Digital Skills Resource

Northstar Digital Literacy assessments, instruction, and practice now featured at the library

The Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library has a new eResource, 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 at CRCPL.org/elearning.

Employers may choose to utilize Northstar Digital Literacy by directing staff to individual assessments.  Certificates can be obtained by passing the assessments under the supervision of an exam proctor.  CRCPL will offer proctored exams via our Tech Tutoring program.  Visit CRCPL.org/techtutoring to request a Tech Tutoring session or a proctored Northstar assessment.

“We are excited to have Northstar Digital Literacy to help meet our community needs for additional computer training and digital literacy,” says Jenn Slone, Access Director. “The last year has underscored the importance of computer access, connectivity, and digital skills for all of us. Northstar will be a valuable resource to anyone looking to brush up on their skills, and it can be a great tool for local businesses to develop new staff.”

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.