Join the Tech Coach team
Create your own schedule, support patrons on their path towards digital knowledge, and have a direct impact on the Kansas City community.
The Kansas City Public Library's Tech Access division is dedicated to supporting our community in learning and applying digital literacy skills and promoting equitable access to technology.
Why is this work important?
As our world becomes increasingly digital, many individuals and communities do not have affordable access, skills, and support to participate in cultural and civic discussions, find employment, and access essential services. This disproportionately effects disadvantaged peoples in our community.
By sharing your digital skills to our community members, you are making an immediate impact on their lives. Your service will enable someone to connect to an entire community, to apply for a job or assistance, and to access online education.
Tech Coach Requirements:
Ability to serve approximately four hours per month
Assess patron requests and answer questions about technology when possible
Provide clear explanations of how to use and navigate technology - this can range from questions about trouble-shooting personal devices to filling out online forms or understanding digital library resources
Direct learners in how to use technology to achieve their goals
Classes and training series