Chris Dahlke and Samantha TerBeest were noticing the same digital phenomenon in Winona.
As the adult services librarian at the Winona Public Library, TerBeest said the library is a hub of digital resources for those who need it, but some do not understand what is all available to them.
“At least every day, we get somebody who needs help,” TerBeest said.
Those in need of a resume, how to create an email and even how to use a computer are all tasks she has been asked about.
Meanwhile, as the Winona Area Public Schools Community Education Adult Literacy Coordinator, Dahlke was noticing the growing need for the adult students he serves to have computer skills to make them competitive in the workforce. Those who were working toward the GED also needed the skills, as the test is completely online, Dahlke said.