Computer coaching continues at library

T.B. Scott Free Library continues to offer Computer Coaching workshops in 2011. February sessions will be held at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 10 from 1-2:30 p.m.

The library’s Computer Coaching offers an alternative to classes, because there’s no set course or curriculum. Instead, people get one-on-one help with the questions and the goals they’re interested in.

“While some people prefer a setting where everyone is taught the same material at the same time,” explains library assistant director Don Litzer, “we recognize that each person brings different experiences, skills, and goals. Coaching one-on-one builds on those skills and can help them achieve their personal goals right away.”

The coaching approach works especially well for complete beginners, says Litzer, because they can take in basic concepts at their own speed in a friendly, low-stress setting.

Coaching sessions are held in the library’s board room, using a five-laptop mobile computer lab obtained through a Mead Witter Foundation grant.

Coachees are also welcome to bring their own laptop computers and connect to the Internet for free through the library’s wireless connection.

You can even win by taking part in Computer Coaching. Each month, a two-gigabyte USB memory stick/flash drive with lanyard (retail value $20) is given away, courtesy of Merrill Radio Shack and the Friends of T.B. Scott Free Library.

Computer Coaching sessions are held three days each month, usually during the second week, on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday afternoons. Walk-ins are accepted, but reservations are recommended. Call the library at 536.7191 or check for a schedule.

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