A New(ish) Face in Digital Literacy

January is off to a wild start with a new(ish) face in the Digital Literacy program!

I ended 2022 as the Volunteer and Learner Coordinator and have had the pleasure of working with many of you. This month, my role has shifted, and I am pleased to be the new Digital Literacy Program Coordinator. I like to think of myself as tech-savvy and I have a background in tech support and general nerdiness, so digital skills are an area where I am thrilled to share my knowledge. Please, feel free to call or stop by the office anytime. I would love to meet those of you I don’t know and catch up with those of you who I have met already.

As I adjust to my new role, I have been blessed to be able to connect with some of the tutors and learners and start to understand what each individual needs and what skills they already possess. I hope to chat with all of you soon to see where you are at in your digital literacy journey and how I can help you reach your goals.

Right now, though, I want to share a great resource to help you stay safe on the Internet! If you have an email address, chances are that you have used it somewhere online. As secure as we try to be, things happen and sometimes our information can get out on the internet through no fault of our own.

What we can control is checking to see if we have been exposed in a data breach*! Personally, I use have i been pwned to see if my email address was listed in a breach. The site tells me which site the breach is from so I can change my passwords or delete old accounts I no longer use. You can subscribe to notifications and get an email when your information is found in a new data breach.


*Data Breach: A data breach allows criminals to gain access to a computer system or network and steal the private, sensitive, or confidential personal and financial data of the customers or users contained within.

Digital Literacy Coordinator

Laureen Guldbrandsen
Call: 780-424-5514, press 4

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