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USVI Library/Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration

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. 

Community Partners

  • 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

Northstar Digital Literacy

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.

Advisory Committee Meeting Recordings

Trainer Meeting Recordings