Posts Tagged ‘computer class’

Over the last few months, I haven’t had much time to sit down and read a book.  I’d like to think that I’ve been busy doing something important, but I don’t really think that’s the case.  Luckily for me the library offers free downloadable audiobooks from NetLibrary, so I can load my iPod and listen to a book wherever I go.  I’ve listened to tons of great books this way.   Plus,  NetLibrary offers me the option to download electronic books as well, so that I can also have a book at my fingertips 24/7.  Look for the eBooks & eAudiobooks link on our homepage and give it a try.

If you want to know more about using eBooks & eAudiobooks, join us for a free, live demonstration:

Topic:  eBooks & eAudiobooks @ Your Library
Place:  Fremont Main Library, vanDoorn Room
Date:  Saturday, April 2nd
Time:  2:00-3:30p.m.

Register by signing up at the Fremont Main Information Desk, or call 510-745-1401 or send me an Email through this blog and I’ll add you to our list.  Take your public library with you wherever you go and start now!

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Volunteer Opportunity: Connect @ the Library co-instructor

Work Location: Fremont Main Library
Dates: Various Saturdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm, April – November
Training: 4 hours required training prior to co-teaching a class
Time Commitment: 6 month commitment
Age: 18+

Position Description:
The Connect @ the Library co-instructor is responsible for helping to teach basic computer instruction classes to adult library users. Co-instructors will work jointly with a librarian in teaching hands-on computer instruction classes to groups of up to 12 adults. Classes are taught using existing curriculum, but volunteers may also be asked to help revise curriculum to better meet the needs of the adult students. Co-instructors will be responsible for helping to teach up to 4 introductory classes. Computer classes for 2009 include: Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet, Creating and using an Email Account, Intro to Microsoft Word 2007, Intro to Excel 2007, and Intro to PowerPoint 2007.

Basic understanding of computers and the Windows environment and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work as a member of a team and to follow instructions. Ability to communicate instructional concepts in an easy to understand manner. Must enjoy working with the public and with adults of all ages and skill levels. Patience and a sense of humor are required.

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