Digital Literacy in a Rural Community
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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East Carroll Parish Library is in one of the most rural areas in northeastern Louisiana. The entire parish of East Carroll is a resource desert, and Time Magazine once named Lake Providence the most impoverished city in America. This makes the library in Lake Providence, Louisiana one of the most important resources in the parish. They were awarded a Telehealth Outreach Pilot Program Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and a grant by the Louisiana Board of Regents to hire an individual to do all things digital (Digital Navigator). The library’s digital navigator and outreach coordinator will discuss coordinating events and programs at the library that engage and enrich its community of users. 

Speaker Bio(s) 

Dominique Jones is the digital navigator of the East Carroll Parish Library. She was salutatorian of the graduating class of 2016 at General Trass High School and a 2017 graduate from Unitech Training Academy of West Monroe for the course, Phlebotomy/EKG Technician. Dominque’s hobbies include cooking new recipes, shopping, and enjoying life to the fullest extent possible. She enjoys working at the library because it includes having a blend of patience and enthusiasm. She strives to empower minds by ensuring that every individual who walks through our doors embarks on a digital journey and empowerment for their love of reading.  

Cynthia Devereaux-Hampton is the Outreach Coordinator at the East Carroll Parish Library.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Seattle University and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Washington. These educational accomplishments have allowed me to successfully display patience, resilience, and compassion in working with the public. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with wonderful adults, children, and teachers in the community.  Cynthia enjoys creating, planning, and coordinating events and programs at the library that engage and enrich its community of users. 

This presentation meets the NNLM goal to increase health information access and use for all audiences, including underrepresented populations by increasing health equity through information. 

This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

  1. Understand the role of digital navigators and how they can help library patrons.
  2. Discuss ways to bridge the digital divide in rural areas.
  3. Explore the early stages of the telehealth pilot program.

Class Details

Date(s): June 12, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHES, MLA, CHIS Level 1, CHIS Level 2
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by Region 3.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Brandon Kennedy
Technical Assistance: Margie Sheppard

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