Because computer technology has come to influence so many aspects of our lives, learning to be familiar and comfortable with it has become a near necessity. However, given the rate at which such technology can change–just think of how many gadgets come out in a single year–it’s easy for anyone to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of learning and relearning new skill sets.
At the County Library, we understand how difficult it can be to “catch up” (or even “get started”) on developing these new skills, which is why we offer “Technology Help” every Friday from 1:30-4:30 pm. All of our assistance is provided on a one-on-one basis, and we focus on what you as a technology user would like to discuss. Would you like to learn how to operate that new eReader or tablet? Bring it along, and receive an interactive, individualized tutorial. Are you a job-seeker who’s new to the process for applying for jobs online? Stop by for tips on navigating the application process, as well as using Microsoft Word or Google Docs to develop a résumé. Of course, if you’ve not had much experience with computers at all, our “Technology Help” sessions are the perfect means of learning the basics, from using a mouse to searching an online database.
Keep in mind that our “Technology Help” sessions take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on the number of people who stop by on any given Friday, library staff may need to shorten individual sessions in order to accommodate everyone. Moreover, while we are more than happy to introduce you to the “ins and outs” of technology, we are not in a position to troubleshoot or repair any devices. We are here to help you learn at a comfortable pace, so give us a try! If you have any questions, please contact us at 540-984-8200.