Libraries - Computer Buddy - Canford Heath Library
Purpose: Do you know a bit about computers? Do you like helping others learn and do you have a fair amount of patience? We all learn in different ways and Poole Libraries like to offer different ways of helping people learn how to use a computer. Computer buddies provide help either in drop-in sessions or in one-to-one sessions for people who are a little bit beyond the absolute beginner stage.
There’s more information about the programme on our website at: http://www.poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/learning-information-and-business/learn-to-use-a-computer/
- assist customers with basic computer queries on topics such as using the Internet, basic word processing and using email
- provide guidance on using the Internet safely
- help customers to use tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc
- provide advice on how to research family history
- promote library online resources and IT sessions
Where: Canford Heath Library
Time and Date: One or two sessions each week of 2 hours or more by agreement. Any day except Thursday.
Skills/Qualifications Required: A fair knowledge of using PCs (not Macs) for day-to-day tasks such as word processing and emails but no technical expertise required. The main requirements are patience and a real desire to help people learn.
Support for you: You will be supported day to day by the library staff.
Physical fitness required: Nothing specific but you should be able to sit for the duration of the session on a computer chair (or in your own wheelchair is applicable).
Are there disabled/access facilities? Yes – good facilities as a new library
Travel expenses reimbursable? Yes
Next Steps: There will be an informal discussion and a trial period
Supervisor/originator - Nell O'Hora
The next 10 shifts (out of 42 total shifts) for this activity are as follows
|Date||Start Time||End Time|
|Tuesday, September 25, 2018||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Thursday, September 27, 2018||10:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Friday, September 28, 2018||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday, October 02, 2018||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Thursday, October 04, 2018||10:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Friday, October 05, 2018||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday, October 09, 2018||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Thursday, October 11, 2018||10:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Friday, October 12, 2018||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday, October 16, 2018||2:00 PM||4:00 PM|