Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs
Nevada has seen a 45 percent increase in public library computer usage in the past two years for job searches and other training opportunities. To meet this growing demand, the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs proposes to expand the training and educational capacity at libraries and other hubs for free computer access in each of 15 counties throughout the state. The Nevada One Click Away project plans to upgrade 34 public computer centers and create one new center. The project also proposes to enhance existing computer training programs, including computer skills training provided by librarians and volunteers, and adding accessible technology and computer classes in Spanish in the larger participating library branches. Additionally, some libraries plan to partner with the local Chambers of Commerce to host small business workshops focused on best practices, customer creation and retention, and marketing practices.