Daley announces $34,000 grant for William Jeanes Memorial Library

HARRISBURG, March 18 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced that William Jeanes Memorial Library was awarded a $34,543 grant to expand access to digital technology and literacy.

The Digital Literacy and Workforce Development grant was one of 21 awarded by the state Department of Labor and Industry today. The grants, which are federally funded, are aimed at helping workers develop the basic digital skills they need to apply for jobs and succeed in new careers.

“I’m thrilled to see this funding awarded to help William Jeanes Memorial Library expand access to technology and provide valuable education to workers who need to update their digital knowledge,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “I’m grateful the library will be able to provide these crucial services to ensure workers have the skills needed for today’s workforce.”

The library will use the funding to purchase 12 laptop computers, update its A/V equipment to include videoconferencing microphones, cameras and projectors, and implement a technology curriculum of classes that introduce foundational technologies from computer basics through online digital literacy. Classes will be taught by Masters-level reference librarians and a contractor with experience in technology tutoring and implementation.

More information on the grants is available here.