Educational Technology

July 22, 2010

Technology comes to Baltimore’s public libraries

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun

Tucked under a public library computer keyboard was an anonymous note: “Thank you for helping me get a job.” The paper scrap turned up at downtown Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, where staff members say their 160 computers are enabling unemployed people to find jobs, do homework or manage their budgets. “From McDonald’s to McDonnell Douglas, 85 percent of all hiring is done online,” said Pratt CEO Carla D. Hayden. “In a city like Baltimore, where 30 percent of the population has no home computer access, we have found a new role.”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-pratt-hayden-20100705,0,7135455.story

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