Guiding Ohio Online AmeriCorps Member
Who We're Looking For: Flexible, caring individuals
committed to community service delivered through computer classes, one-on-one
computer assistance, outreach, and volunteer recruitment in rural Ohio
libraries. Experience with tutoring, teaching or working in public libraries
is an extra plus.
Vision: For every Ohioan to be able to fully participate in online government,
search and apply for jobs online, understand the risks and benefits to
internet finance, connect with family online, and protect personal information
in the digital age.
Need: In a recent survey of Ohio
libraries conducted by the nonprofit OCLC, 53% of rural libraries report that
they are the only place in their community that provides free internet access
and digital literacy training. In this same survey, lack of staff was cited as
the number one reason that libraries of all sizes were unable to provide
digital literacy classes. [Take a look at the participating libraries for the
What You'll get:
Hands-on work experience to brag about on your resume.
Networking and support with career goals.
Pride of Making a Difference to a community in need.
Modest living allowance and an Educational Award upon completion.
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