Building the capacity of librarians and
community organisations to deliver digital literacy training.

About Digital Wellbeing for All Professional Development Programme

A pilot project designed to build the capability and confidence of library staff and community organisations to provide digital skills training in their communities, with a special focus on digital banking, online safety and security, and senior learners. Beginning in July 2021, our first cohort of 20 librarians are engaging in a free 24-week online professional development programme and in turn, each will help at least 30 people in their local community engage in selected Digital Step modules. Two more cohorts started in July, reaching up to 40 librarians.

Participants at a Zoom webinar session
Trainers and participants in a Zoom webinar session


Participants are expected to commit up to 30 hours for this programme, including:

12 x 1-hour webinars, held every Wednesday from 9.30 am – 10.30 am, commencing on 9 February 2022.

5 x 2-hour tutoring sessions delivering small group digital literacy classes

8 hours of self-study as either preparation for each webinar or as follow-up activities

There are no costs for participants – these are covered by the National Library for NZLPP-funded library staff and by InternetNZ for others.  NZLPP-funded personnel must register through Synapsys’ LMS and have had their approval request confirmed, as well as complete the DIAA programme registration.

Programme Topics

  • Introduction, Course Outline & Webinar Tools
  • Overview of digital inclusion programmes
  • Skinny Jump
  • Digital Licence
  • Digital Banking
  • Stepping UP Programme implementation
  • Working with adult learners
  • Digital Skills for Work
  • Smartphones and Apps
  • Digital NZ – creating stories
  • Emerging Digital Trends
  • Awards & Next Steps