3.21 - Launching "EveryoneOn" Campaign

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March 21, 2013 a three-year national public service campaign to promote digital literacy will launch.

What is the campaign?

The campaign, called EveryoneOn, is to encourage people who are non- or limited Internet users  to learn how to do “one thing better online.”

Connect2Compete, the organization leading the campaign efforts, has more information on their website. Three resources are currently available:

  1. Program brief: Explains more about EveryoneOn and what to expect in the next few months and during the campaign.
  2. Frequently Asked Question (FAQ): As questions arise, the document will be updated.
  3. Pre-recorded, online session: 30 minute overview of the campaign and documentation.

How can libraries help?

Public libraries are key to the success of this effort because of their demonstrated commitment to providing free access to the Internet as well as to improving people’s skills (such as using a mouse, applying for jobs online, or creating email accounts).

Because campaign details continue to evolve, updates will be sent as they become available. The first call to action, coming soon, will be to update information about your library in the zip code locator tool at everyoneon.org to help people looking for digital literacy training or public access computers to see the library as a provider in their area.

EveryoneOn is designed to raise awareness of the importance of digital literacy skills – which libraries have embraced for years. This is a great opportunity to promote public libraries as a trusted and valuable provider of free public access technology and training as we strive to build stronger communities. See Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s video highlighting the role of libraries in connecting individuals to digital literacy skills.

Look for more information soon!