The UVI Libraries and its community partners have been selected to receive a FY2021 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In 2021, IMLS received 172 applications requesting over $47,000,000. Of these, they selected 39 projects to receive funding. The USVI Library/Community Collaboration: Training & Technology Innovations has been awarded over $240,000 in funding.
The USVI Library/Community Collaboration: Training & Technology Innovations will focus on developing technology skills for telehealth and information-seeking skills through partnerships with community organizations. UVI librarians will develop training materials while helpdesk technicians will support technology needs for our partners and their members.
- Senior Supportive Services
- ETA Phi BETA Sorority
- Frederiksted Health Care
- The Methodist Church, St. Croix
- All Saints Cathedral Church
- Family Resource Center
- Legal Services of the Virgin Islands
- City of Refuge Worship Center
- Women's Coalition of St. Croix
- Nisky Moravian Church
UVI Librarians and Community Partners have adopted the digital literacy platform, Northstar Digital Literacy. The training and assessment focuses on the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education.