The Livingston County Library is offering a new program designed toward technology assistance. Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to director Robin Westphal:
“This program will allow Livingston County residents to come by the library and reserve some time with a librarian,”said Westphal,”We will help them with basic computer skills, in-depth research or with their e-reader device. Also, we are seeing many people who need assistance with looking and applying for a job online. This is a process that takes time and, with most jobs now, you must apply this way. For some people, this is their first time using a computer or they have limited computer experience. We just saw that there is a great need for this type of program.”
The library does ask that patrons schedule their sessions at least one day in advance by visiting the library or calling 660-646-0547.
Book a Librarian – personalized computer or research assistance available at the Livingston County Library
July 3, 2012 – The Livingston County Library is pleased to offer a Book a Librarian program, which will provide one-on-one computer help or research assistance with one of our trained library staff.
Use the Library’s laptop, or bring your own, to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office programs, searching and applying for jobs, downloading books, or numerous other tasks. Don’t know how to download books to your e-reader? Now’s the time to learn — just book a librarian. Beginners are welcome!
“While we try to offer basic computer assistance as needed for our patrons, sometimes questions require a little more time. Booking a librarian will allow staff to work just with a patron needing assistance instead of also trying to answer phones or working the service desk,” stated Library Director Robin Westphal.
Reservations are required at least one day in advance and can be made at the Library or by calling 646-0547. A Livingston County Library card in good standing is also required.