Friday, May 12, 10:00am-12:00pm
Practice computer skills and ask questions. Try out tablets and other devices provided by the library. Bring your own laptop or mobile device for troubleshooting. Knowledgeable library staff and volunteers will be available to assist.
Here are some learning opportunities hosted elsewhere in the community:
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.
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. For more information, contact Lillian Galloway at the Silver City Public Library, 575-538-3672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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