City of Johannesburg Relaunches Library Services E-Learning Website


Johannesburg City Libraries and Information Services have reintroduced an e-learning website that provides free access to learning content.

The site is available on mobile and web browsers and aims to strengthen the service’s digital skills program.

It provides access to a selection of online courses, electronic resources and other content to advance digital skills.

The program was launched when the Noordgesig Library opened last month.

What can I do on the Library Services e-learning website?

On the eLearning site, users can access a collection of educational and academic content free of charge.

This includes eBooks from Project Gutenberg and OverDrive, audiobooks from LibriVox, and academic articles from Jurn and African Journals Online.

Library Services will update the electronic resources on the website as they gain access to more.

The service has also partnered with several companies such as Microsoft and IBM to provide users with free learning content.

Content includes the ThintiMillion Project which offers free Microsoft Office courses for beginners and the Google Digital Skills for Africa program which focuses on digital marketing.

Users who participate in these programs will receive a certificate of completion.

Users can also participate in an IBM Digital Nation Africa digital skills program. The program focuses on topics such as coding and data science, and connects users to platforms offering employment opportunities.

At the same time, municipal library staff can contribute website content in the form of articles on a blog page.

The website will also provide helpful documents and videos to introduce library services.

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