All the below-listed sessions occur at the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City.
The following sessions are presented by WNMU Adult Education Services and hosted at the library:
Microsoft Word: Basic information and how to use templates
Thursday, March 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
Microsoft Excel: Basic information and how to use templates
Friday, March 22, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Microsoft Powerpoint: Basic information and how to use templates
Thursday, April 25, 10:00am-12:00pm
Employment Skills: Using technology to gain employment
Friday, April 26 2:00pm-4:00pm
For more information, contact Lillian Galloway at the Silver City Public Library, 575-538-3672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Our partners include WNMU Adult Education Services (575-574-5101) and Literacy Link – Leamos (575-388-0892).
Here are some learning opportunities hosted elsewhere in the community:
One-on-one assistance with Adult Education Services
Adult Education Services staff members assist at their Watts Hall computer lab. It is located at the corner of Highway 180 and Swan Street by the CVS and the Snappy Mart. The lab is available Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday 8:00am-12:00pm. The lab closes occasionally for classes or workshops. These closures are posted on the doors of the lab ahead of time.
WNMU Adult Education Services can be reached at 575-574-5101.
Computer Help at Glenwood Library
On Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – noon, Rachel Flanagan will be available to help patrons with basic computer skills. A patron has gifted the library with four upgraded public computers plus new headphones for each unit. The Glenwood Library is located at 14 Menges Lane, Glenwood, NM 88039.
Staff at the Verizon (I’d Go Wireless) Store at 105 N. Rosedale Street Suite D (near Walgreens) state that they offer workshops for learning to use mobile devices every other Saturday. Call (575) 956-6383 for more details.
Small business and entrepreneur assistance
NM Small Business Development Center
Watts Hall – Corner of Swan & Hwy 180 – 500 18th Street, Silver City, NM
Free computer and internet access, and assistance available. One-on-one expert evaluation of your business/organization website. For more information contact (575) 538-6320. Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Digital Literacy Training: 21st Century Skills for a Sustainable Grant County
The Digital Literacy Training: 21st Century Skills for a Sustainable Grant County project ran from March 2014 to March 2015 and was funded by a $15,000 grant from the Freeport-McMoran Community Investment Fund. The partnership involved the Silver City Public Library, the Bayard Public Library, WNMU Adult Education Services, the New Mexico Small Business Development Center, New Mexico Workforce Connection, Literacy Link – Leamos, and the Silver City Arts and Cultural District. The library is building on the partnerships forged, lessons learned, and feedback gathered during the first project year. We will continue to promote the development of the technology skills that are essential for economic growth, and increase the capacity of citizens to fully engage in the community, access needed services, and participate in educational opportunities.
Resources and Tutorials for Learning Technology:
Directory of resources you can find on the internet: http://everyoneon.org/knowledge-center/
GCF Learn Free: gcflearnfree.org/technology
DigitalLearn computer tutorials: http://digitallearn.org
TechBoomers tutorials for using popular websites: https://techboomers.com/
New technology user tutorial: http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/intro2.htm
ReadWest Computer Literacy Program: https://sites.google.com/a/readwest.org/readwest-clp/home
DigitalLiteracy.gov computer tutorials: http://www.digitalliteracy.gov/content/learner
SeniorNet: www.seniornet.org “SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.”
SeniorNet exercises for using a mouse: http://www.seniornet.org/howto/mouseexercises/mousepractice.html
AARP Academy: https://aarptek.aarp.org/
Information about Protecting Your Privacy, On and Offline:
Virtual Privacy Lab by San Jose Public Library: https://www.sjpl.org/privacy
Guidance for online security and privacy: http://www.onguardonline.gov/
Privacy education by PeopleSmart (a for-profit database company): http://www.peoplesmart.com/privacy-education