Welty Library Now Offers Courses at a New Free Technology Learning Lab
If so, the brand-new Jackson Hinds Library System’s Technology Learning Lab, located on the first floor of Welty Library downtown, could be the answer to all of your technology learning needs. This new space, which is dedicated to teaching all kinds of technology skills, features an experienced trainer, as well as a set of high-speed laptop computers running over the library system’s fiber network. It is the perfect place for anyone who wants to learn more about computers, popular software, online services and even devices like phones, tablets and e-readers.
If you are new to computers, basic and intermediate computer and keyboarding classes are a great place to start. Library Director Patty Furr comments, “Even if you have never touched a computer before, you should not be afraid to come in and take a beginning class. We have a very experienced trainer who is great with new computer users. As long as you are willing to come to class ready to learn, we can help get you get comfortable with and use a computer.” Furr continues, “It is increasingly important for everyone, even those in their senior years, to learn these skills. More and more companies are ending customer service phone lines in favor of chat lines, email or Twitter, and email is now considered to be the default means of communication for grandchildren as well as friends and family who may live in other parts of the world.”
For younger persons, having technology skills can be the difference between being chronically unemployed or under-employed and getting a good job. Computers also offer access to a wealth of online college courses as well. This new Technology Learning Lab will offer all kinds of technology classes that are free of charge to anyone who wants to learn how to use a computer or improve their technology skills.”
Classes offered Monday through Thursday include:
Each Friday at 11 AM, classes are offered for those wanting to learn more about social media, cell phones, and other trending technology topics.
These sessions are free and open to the public. Please call 601-540-1999 for more information about the classes or to save a place in an upcoming class.