Rural librarians get a jumpstart onto the Internet


CORVALLIS - Librarians from around the state will be at a "boot camp" this week getting a jumpstart on the World Wide Web.

The two-day training on Sept. 16-17, offered by Oregon State University and the Oregon State Library, is an effort to promote Internet literacy among libraries throughout the state.

Participating librarians will receive computer equipment, software and training to enable them to offer the Internet to their library patrons. This is the second year of the program, which focuses on rural libraries and schools with limited or no electronic access.

Librarians from Astoria, Vernonia, Gold Beach, Harrisburg, Lakeview, Irrigon, Siletz, Junction City, Enterprise, Joseph, Clatskanie, Hammond, Sweet Home, Scio, Madras, Burns, Rainier, Condon, Brownsville and Waldport will participate.