Northstar Digital Literacy

 

 

Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges.

To sign up as a Northstar learner and keep track of your progress, use your name and email address to set up a learner account online.

The free set of assessments includes self-guided modules:

  • Essential Computer Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Using Technology in Daily Life: Social Media, Information Literacy, and Creative Job Search

Closed-captioning is available and screen readers are supported.

Want help getting started? Library staff can help you create a learner account or you can make an appointment with a Digital Navigator.

If you would like to earn a certificate for a test that you’ve passed in your learner account, you can request to retake the test with proctor. Email techhelp@aclib.org or phone 509-758-5454 for proctor information.

Access to Northstar Digital Literacy is funded by the Washington State Library

Computers, Internet and Technology

Digital Navigators are library staff members who can help with computer, internet and technology skills.  They can also help you find low-cost broadband (high-speed internet) and devices.

Examples of help include:

  • Basic computer skills
  • eBooks and digital audiobooks
  • Email, internet and social media
  • Finding affordable broadband and devices; help with applying for the Affordable Connectivity Program
  • Library online resources (databases)
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Other computer or technology-related questions

Meet With A Digital Navigator

  • Make an appointment for help at the Downtown library branch by selecting a day and time from the calendar below. Complete the requested information and submit. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please phone the library at 509-758-5454.
  • Drop-in help available at Walla Walla Community College Library located at 1470 Bridge St, Clarkston on Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm and Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm.
  • Do you need to meet at another time? Email a Digital Navigator at techhelp@aclib.org to set-up a time to meet.

Let Us Know About Your Experience
How was your learning experience? Your feedback is important to us. After meeting with a Digital Navigator, please let us know how we did by completing a short survey. Thank you!

Job and Career Catalyst Center

Get Your Future Started | Job Search, Resume Building, Test Preparation, Career Coaching

Mondays – Thursdays | Conference Room at Downtown Branch

Meet with Career Coach Bev Rhoades in our Job and Career Catalyst Center and get help with your resume, take an interest and skills inventory, take practice tests for the GED and various licenses, and more.

Job & Career Catalyst Center Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30am to 3:30pm

Gift Cards Available When You Book an Appointment!
Thanks to a generous grant from the Innovia Foundation we are able to offer a $5 Starbucks gift card when you meet with Bev. After your meeting, complete a short survey and receive a $5 Walmart gift card. One card per person and available while supplies last.

To reserve your time with Bev, select a highlighted date on the calendar below.

Job & Career Online Resources

 

Asotin County Heritage Collection Treasure Hunt

Sternwheeler Mountaingem, 50 miles above Asotin, 1912
Sternwheeler Mountaingem, 50 miles above Asotin, 1912

Explore the history of our area by doing the Asotin County Heritage Online Treasure Hunt.  This extensive collection contains photos and documents dating back to the late 1800s.  Learn how Asotin County became a fertile fruit-growing area by looking at the collection of photographs by Asahel Curtis and reading the Lewiston-Clarkston Improvement Company booklet that documents how water was piped from Asotin Creek to provide irrigation. The irrigation system played a major role in the development of our county. To see the Treasure Hunt, click here.

 

 

Pancake crew at the Cowboy Breakfast 1957
Pancake crew at the Cowboy Breakfast 1957

Follow the growth of the Asotin Country Fair (yes, it was ‘Country’ in the early days), beginning with the inaugural event in 1940.   The collection is growing – more photos and articles about the Fair are being added!

 

 

 

 

 

Horse-drawn ice cream truck, 1927
Horse-drawn ice cream truck, 1927

These are just a few of the topics in the collection – start exploring today! As you look through it, you’ll see familiar names and buildings as well as photos and references to long-gone people and places.

Thank you to the community for loaning items for the enjoyment of all!

The Asotin County Heritage digital collection is funded by the Washington State Library
and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Facebook Live Explore & Learn for Grades K to 6

Join us on Facebook Live for a science or craft activity every Wednesday at 4pm.

Pick up your free Activity Kit so you can do the project along with Mary. The kits are in front of the library each weekday while supplies last. Thank you to the Innovia Foundation and ARPA grants for funding the kits.

You’ll find us at https://www.facebook.com/asotincountylibrary/   If you can’t watch live, the recorded version is available on Facebook.