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Libraries aid older people in search for computer knowledge, BY Eric Peddigree - NewsItem

Libraries aid older people in search for computer knowledge, BY Eric Peddigree - NewsItem | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"As the world shifts to the digital age, a knowledge of computers is becoming an essential part of life.

The group having possibly the hardest transition is the elderly. The technology hasn't been a part of their lives as much as it has for younger people.

To help the elderly ease into the digital world, local libraries offer assistance to learn the ever advancing technology. Whether it is computers or e-readers, library staffs deal with people trying to find comfort using these tools on a daily basis.

At the Frackville Free Public Library, free computer classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday for people ages 55 and older. The hour is designated to help people learn basic computer skills, such as operating the machine or using the Internet."

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Amarillo Public Library introduces Book-A-Librarian - submitted by staff (Amarillo.com)

Amarillo Public Library introduces Book-A-Librarian

Amarillo.com

Computer-shy library patrons now can learn to navigate the internet with a new service offered by Amarillo Public Library.

 

Some of the resources available through the Amarillo Public Library website include:

■ Text-a-Librarian: Reference assistance from anywhere

■ Cypress Resume: Program to create professional resumes, cover letters and reference sheets

■ Automotive Repair Reference Center: Recalls, service bulletins and repair info

■ JobNow: One-on-one assistance, including resume polishing, interview preparation and career assessments

■ Library Elf: Email notices for approaching due dates, overdue items and requested materials

■ Mango Languages: More than 30 foreign language and 15 English-as-a-Second-Language courses in audio-based format

■ Tumblebook Library: Online story/audio books that introduce children to reading in a dynamic format

■ Overdrive: Downloadable ebooks and audio books

■ TexShare Databases: Online access to full-text articles and entire books

■ Learning Express: Skills building and practice tests for scholastic and professional exams

■ Global Road Warrior: Information on other countries and cultures

■ World Book: Online encyclopedia in three levels, with additional databases and Spanish language"

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