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December 27, 2015

Library focuses on digital literacy

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by Amanda Bohman, News Miner

Melissa Harter, the new digital literacy librarian, teared up as she told the story. The task of finding the obituary was easy for Harter, who is well-versed in the digital world, but for many people, even in 2015, the Internet is a mystery. It’s Harter’s job to guide them. The daughter of a journalist, the 50-year-old mother of two is passionate about helping people find information. The library created the new digital literacy position in September after noticing a need. “People will buy their first laptop. They come in. They are not sure where to start,” Harter said. “You have to be ready to drop something at any moment and help people.” Those who need a digital literacy guide include job seekers, elders who want to take an online course and students working on a research project.

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