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Welcome to the Lillie M. Evans Library District's Computer & Internet Pathfinders

Many of our library users need help with using computers.  We teach a series of computer classes on a variety of topics.  Resources for these classes are available here.  In addition, we have provided links to other online resources so that users can practice these skills or learn more about these applications. 

 

Looking for computer help?  Ask us about one-on-one tech assistance!

 

Previous Class Resources:

  • Tech Ambassadors @ LME Library - has information about our maker equipment including audio/video production, Cricut/Silhouette cutters and 3D printing (new in 2020!)
  • Computer Basics - this is for the very beginner.  Skills focus on developing some mouse skills, typing and learning some basic computer vocabulary.
  • Web Searching - this class allows users to become familiar with Internet browsers and search engines, as well as learn some tips for searching. 
  • E-Reader Basics/E-Book Sites - we try some of the e-reader devices and learn about free sources for e-books.
  • Word Basics - covers cut, paste, margins, paper orientation, bullets and other basics of MS Word.
  • E-Mail Basics - users set up an email account and learn about netiquette.
  • Using Facebook - registering, privacy, friends, and pictures are discussed.
  • Publisher Basics - Publisher can be used to create professional-looking newsletters, brochures, images and more. 

 

Links to other Guides and Resources

  • digitallearn.org from the Public Library Association - Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Feedback from public library staff directed PLA to develop courses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching. Modules are video-based with narration, typically 6 to 22 minutes long, written in plain language, and often at an elementary to middle school reading level. The site launched in June 2013 and builds upon and fosters the work of libraries and community organizations as they work to increase digital literacy across the nation.
  • Applied Digital Skills from Google - a set of free, video-based technology lessons that prepare learners of all ages for the growing number of jobs that require basic digital skills. applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com
  • Information about our Project Next Generation grants and resources are available at http://pngatlme.pbworks.com/
  • Link to Technology Training Wheels with lots of modules on technology technologytrainingwheels.pbworks.com 
  • UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 LinkedIn Learning has identified ten jobs that are in-demand in today‚Äôs economy and are positioned to grow in the future. They are making ten LinkedIn Learning Paths aligned with these jobs available for everyone for free through March 2021 https://opportunity.linkedin.com/skills-for-in-demand-jobs  
  • TechBoomers, a free website that offers technology training tutorials developed specifically for older adults techboomers.com 
  • Goodwill has been offering free training for more than a decade on essential skills needed to live and work in the 21st century www.gcflearnfree.org/  

 

Comments? Questions? 

If you don't find the answer to your question, want more or advanced information on a topic, need further clarification of a concept, would like to see another topic covered, or have any other comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at: 

Beth Duttlinger, Director

Lillie M. Evans Library District

207 N Walnut

Princeville, IL 61559

bethd@lmelibrary.org

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