Citizens in a Connected Age Workshop

I want you all to know about upcoming workshops that the Snelling Center will offer to Vermont citizens The Citizens in a Connected Age workshops are part of the e-Vermont Community Broadband project (funded by a federal stimulus grant from the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program). The first workshop will be held on December 11 at Castleton State College.

A second workshop will be held at Lyndon State College on March 5, 2011, and on May 21 a statewide conference will be held at Vermont Technical College, entitled Citizen Leadership in a Connected Age. (Registration for these 2011 events will be available soon.)

The Citizens in a Connected Age workshop advances the computer and Internet skills taught through the Vermont State Colleges and Vermont Small Business Development Center courses offered in each e-Vermont project town. This workshop will help you decide the best strategies for using online resources and tools. Anyone responsible for training staff or volunteers will appreciate the train-the-trainer focus of the courses.

“Citizens in a Connected Age” is open to ANY Vermonter at any skill level!

When and Where

  • Saturday, December 11, 2010
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont
  • $10 registration fee – includes courses, computer lab, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch

Learn About:

  • Website communication tools.
  • Social media – strategies for incorporating it into a business, government or personal life, with computer lab time.
  • Troubleshooting technology – knowing how to diagnose a problem with applications.
  • Data security – backing up data, protecting private information.
  • Internet security and privacy.
  • Marketing a business online.
  • Google applications – why use Google apps, with computer lab time.
  • Weighing the risks and benefits of online financial transaction.
  • Digital storytelling for educators.
  • Best practices for e-government government websites

Details about the program are below and at:

I encourage library staff (especially those of you in public libraries) to attend. Spread the word!


Martha Reid
State Librarian
Vermont Department of Libraries