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Resources for Building Computer Skills
For Patrons or Library Staff
Computer Tutorials from Goodwill Community Foundation
Goodwill has a great site, with tutorials for tech and non-tech skills. It does an especially good job with software (MS Office, browsers) and Windows.
Basic Mouse Skills from The Library Network (Michigan)
This is a very basic tutorial on mouse functionality for novice computer users.
Internet and Computer Tutorials from Techboomers
Targeting seniors and technology novices, Techboomers offers tutorials for all kinds of specific topics, from devices (iPads and Android), to apps (Instagram and Skype), to websites (Ebay and YouTube).
Find the registration link at your local public library
Learning Express offers video tutorials (30-60 minutes) on computer and internet basics, running Windows, and using Microsoft Office.
http://bit.ly/vtlib_uc (you'll need your library card)
Like its other offerings, Universal Class has a range of tech classes with real assignments and teachers.
Specifically for Library Staff
Digital Literacy Training Toolkit from the Texas State Library
This toolkit offers a comprehensive curriculum for digital literacy, and is useful whether you want to offer a series of courses, a single class, or are just looking for some ideas. Topics build from computer and internet basics, to Word and Excel, to job searching
Working with Internet Beginners from the Community College of Vermont
Put together in 2014, this offers a plan for a a class on computer basics.
Digital Learn from the Public Library Association
This site offers a number of short activities for new computer users, with topics such as using a PC, intro to email, online scams, creating resumes, and working with Microsoft Word.
Basic IT Tips for Library Directors from the Vermont Department of Libraries
A quick summary of tips for library directors who are new to IT.
Tech Tools with Tine from the Texas State Library
Archived webinars on specific topics (YouTube, LinkedIn, security, etc…) that target at Library Staff.