Libraries are uniquely placed to run successful Digital Champions programmes. They are:
- Trusted and connected. They sit at the heart of communities, at the crossroads of the local authority network and community groups.
- They have Wi-Fi and computers, and are welcoming, warm spaces with staff.
- They can reach the hardest to reach. Those who are least likely to have digital skills or to be reached by digital methods, but who need these skills the most.
- They are already doing it! Library staff are already being asked for help with digital skills. Not helping is not an option - but providing training and support for staff and volunteers is!