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Gifford Foundation Funds New Teaching Technology at Oswego Public Library

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Public Library was recently the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Gifford Foundation to purchase two interactive whiteboards, PolyVision Eno Boards, for instruction.

One of the boards was installed in the library’s Public Computing Center where computer courses are taught and the second one is installed in the Community Room.

 Attending a training session for Eno boards at Oswego Public Library are from left, Librarian Edward Elsner, PolyVision Eno board trainer Jannell Janczykowski, a library volunteer who installed the boards, Gary, and Public Computing Center Instructor Jessica Galvin.
Attending a training session for Eno boards at Oswego Public Library are from left, Librarian Edward Elsner, PolyVision Eno board trainer Jannell Janczykowski, a library volunteer who installed the boards, Gary, and Public Computing Center Instructor Jessica Galvin.

Jessica Galvin, instructor at the Public Computing Center, said of the boards, “We are very grateful to the Gifford Foundation for providing us with this current technology for instruction. Not only will the Eno boards help us to improve our instructional methods, but the hands-on capabilities of the touch screens open up possibilities to offer new workshops, and to greatly enhance activities for Digital Media Club. The grant from Gifford Foundation keeps the Public Computing Center current.  Touch screens are the technology of today and for the future. We thank the Gifford Foundation for their generosity in providing us with the Eno Boards.”
The Public Computing Center at Oswego Public Library offers programs to meet the needs of local community members to learn about a variety of computer related topics.

Introduction to Computers and Internet Basics courses are held every month, there are two hour workshops on Saturdays and there is assistance for job seekers on Mondays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

A Digital Media Club for young people in grades 3-6 is held on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

To sign up for workshops, courses, Digital Media Club, or individual help with a job search at the Public Computing Center, please call 341-5867 or visit the main desk at Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St., Oswego.