Our computer tutoring program provides basic individual and small group instruction for anyone wishing to improve their computer skills. These sessions depend on the needs of the user, but typically cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Computers and Windows XP.
- Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint.
- Internet / World Wide Web.
- Free web-based e-mail.
- Using the library’s online catalog.
- Internet search engines – tips for effective searching.
- Online databases provided by the Pueblo City-County Library District
Length of Commitment:
6 months minimum
flexible, minimum of one 2-hour shift per week
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
Basic computer skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.)
Knowledge of internet use, how to set up email
Familiarity with or willingness to learn use of the library online catalog and online databases
Good oral and written communication skills
Patience, flexibility and a desire to serve diverse learners in a professional and respectful manner
Reliable and punctual
Increase patrons' confidence and willingness to utilize the public computers, computer software, and internet
Instruct library patrons in the use of the library's public computers
Answer questions concerning computer use with individual or small group demonstrations
Keep log of attendance and topics covered during each tutoring session
Orientation to the library including all applicable policies and procedures.
Attend Basic Computer Class offered by library staff
Training by R&RA staff on use of training lab equipment
Complete training or demonstrate knowledge of the library catalog and online databases.