Basic Digital Skills Training

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Basic Digital Skills Training, 4-session series

  • A digital device is not required to participate, however, participants are encouraged to bring their smartphone, laptop, or tablet for interactive participation.
  • Pre-registration is required and is limited to 10 participants.
  • Call the Rensselaer Public Library to reserve your seat: (518) 462-1193

May 4: Finding Reliable Information Online

  • Learn how to use search engines, like Google, to find information online and evaluate its reliability. This session includes a discussion on search tips, clickbait, pop-up windows, and more. Participants can bring their own devices, and will also search for information on topics of interest to them if time allows.
  • May 18: Staying Safe Online; General Safety Tips
  • Learn how to create a long, strong password you can remember, how to avoid falling for malicious emails (specifically phishing), and how to identify a reliable, encrypted website for online shopping.
  • June 1: Staying Safe Online; Social Media and Cyberbullying
  • Learn about common privacy settings on social media apps and websites and how to deal with cyberbullying. The discussion will include “catfishing” or fake social media profiles.
  • June 15: E-Mail Basics
  • Participants will create an email account with G-Mail if they do not already have an email account, and learn how to send, read, respond to, and delete email messages.


Delia Hubbard
Digital Literacy Resource Educator


Rensselaer Public Library
676 East Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144

Last updated April 22, 2022