Local library helping Queenslanders to navigate the online world

Caboolture Library has been recognised by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) for its role in helping people to navigate the online world.

Located within innovative business and technology precinct The Hub, Caboolture Library has been awarded a prize for its outstanding support of the Looking @ 2.0 program, an online guide to web technologies developed by SLQ and supported by more than 150 libraries throughout the state.

Since Looking @ 2.0 was launched in July 2013 the library has been a keen supporter of the program, delivering 14 facilitated training sessions to the public and helping over 50 local residents to get connected.

Looking @ 2.0 covers a range of topics from connecting to and searching the internet to accessing online services and using web technologies for personal or professional development.

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Lifestyle and Amenities spokesperson, Councillor Julie Greer, said the Looking @ 2.0 program had been particularly helpful for older residents who wanted to do more with their internet connections than send and receive emails.

"What I love about Looking @ 2.0 is that it helps to take the mystery out of the internet, as well as exploring ways of using technology to make life more convenient in a safe and easy to understand environment," Cr Greer said.

"I thank State Library of Queensland for partnering with council to deliver this important program to
the residents of the Moreton Bay Region."

State Librarian Janette Wright said that Looking @ 2.0 was a fantastic opportunity for those who feel disconnected from or daunted by technology.

"Online resources have enormous potential to both streamline and enrich your day-to-day life. We hope that this course will empower people to make the most of the online services available to them."

Looking @ 2.0 is free and participants can register online. Support is available via email, over the phone and at workshops hosted by participating libraries.

Register for Looking @ 2.0 at learning.slq.qld.gov.au

Media enquiries:Nicole Mangelsdorf, SLQ Communications
t. 07 3842 9084 | Nicole.Mangelsdorf@slq.qld.gov.au

Looking @ 2.0 is supported by OPAL funding

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