Digital Literacy Coaches

This page provides tools and links for the Idaho Youth Corps Digital Literacy coaches in preparing for their summer assignments in Idaho's public libraries.

The Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Department of Labor/Idaho Youth Corps are collaborating to connect Idaho public libraries with local youth to serve as Digital Literacy Coaches during the summer of 2012. The Perfect Match program will connect qualified youth with local public libraries.  The goal of the program is to have youth available during specific hours of the week to provide one-on-one coaching of community members who come to the library to learn how to use technology tools and activities related to the use of technology such as setting up an email account, learning how to search on the Internet, exploring social networking tools, and accessing resources related to workforce development and consumer activities.

Each library will determine how the patron coaching will occur -- either one-on-one or formally through a classroom setting.  Libraries may decide to implement one or both of these methods of public instruction.

RESOURCES FOR IDAHO YOUTH CORPS

Digital Literacy Coach Training Videos

  1. Lili.org -  A Tour (14:11)  [http://lili.org]
  2. Digital Literacy Online Training Resources - A Tour (8:33)  [http://libraries.idaho.gov/digitalliteracy]

DEPARTMENT of LABOR TOOLS FOR LIBRARY SUPERVISORS

WIA Case Managers will go over these documents with all library supervisors of the Idaho Youth Corps Coaches. Any questions should be routed to your DoL contact.

ICfL RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES

The following guidelines may be use if your library wishes to create a digital literacy coach program or as tools working with Idaho Youth Corp Volunteers.

Setting Up the Volunteer Digital Literacy Coach Program - Steps for the Director
Guidelines for the Volunteer Digital Literacy Coach - I am ready to help now what!
Privacy/Confidentiality Form

Check out what Boise Public Library! at Collister has done with their Tech Coach Program.

Tech Coach Resources from Boise Public Library! @ Collister