The Northstar Digital Literacy Project started in 2010 as a joint project of SPCLC and the Saint Paul Public Library. Six years later, with nearly 600 test locations around the U.S. and several foreign countries, Northstar just launched V 2.0. This has many improvements, including an enhanced website that is easy to navigate, assessment modules that have been redesigned to better respond to test taker needs with easier navigation and updated content, and better infrastructure. Now a program of the Minnesota Literacy council, Northstar can be accessed at https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/
The first Guns Down Saint Paul Youth Summit will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 8 AM to 3:30 PM, at the High School for Recording Arts (HSRA), located at 1166 University Avenue West, with the goal of working as a community to end the gun violence in the Rondo community and other neighborhoods in Saint Paul.
Attendance is FREE; registration is the day of the Youth Summit. The first 50 youth and first 25 parents will receive a $50 gift card. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to attendees. For additional information, please contact Dora Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-222-7721.
SPCLC is a supporter of the Summit.
Rebecca Ryan (Saint Paul Public Library) and Tom Cytron-Hysom (SPCLC) represented SPCLC at an American Library Association meeting for the Advisory Committee on Library Services for New Americans, Oct. 22 in Chicago. The end result will be recommendations on best practices for refugees and immigrants.