Computer Classes Delivered into Kansas Libraries
- Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:09
- Written by Administrator
The January 28, 2011 online celebration of Kansas 150th Birthday proved adult programming can be delivered to patrons in library public access computers across Kansas. Now Chris Rippel and Northwest Kansas Library System Assistant Director George Seamon have joined together to deliver computer classes to librarians and library patrons in north central and western Kansas.
Each class will last 30 minutes to 1 hour. Librarians, library staff and library patrons are welcome to participate. Librarians, library staff and library patrons will benefit from this free program. We invite your library to participate.
Kansas Computer Classes Web site at http://kansascomputerclasses.blogspot.com/) provides a list of upcoming classes and Web pages describing each class, a link to the online class plus links to handouts and video tutorials posted on the Web. Each class is recorded. The link to the online class is eventually replaced with a link to the archived recording.
The first presenter will be Joe Bastian, a Gale/Cengaging Learning Customer Education Specialist. On March 24, 2011 at 10 am, Joe demonstrate Books and Authors. See the Books and Authors Web page on the Web site above for more details about this class.
In May, genealogist and CKLS librarian Kathy Rippel will demonstrate Heritage Quest, a genealogy resource. In the past, Kathy has done four hour workshops about this resource. Kathy's online presentation will be four 45-minute sessions on the first four Monday afternoons during May, 2011. George Seamon has kindly volunteered to demonstrate the History Resource Centers: U.S. and World.
Classes are for librarians, library staff and library patrons. Librarians and staff will use staff computers. Patrons will use public access computers. Flyers will provided on the Web site to advertise classes. Instructions are provided to help everyone get to these online classes. Computers will also need speakers or headphones to hear the presentations.
By the way, there is no need to register for these online classes, but I do recommend, if this is your first time using Elluminate, clicking the link 15 minutes early so your computer can download the software and you can do the Audio Wizard. On the Main Menu, click Audio -> Audio Set up Wizard. This will run step-by-step through a process to make sure your speakers and microphone is working. I recommend using a headset with a microphone to prevent feedback.
Chris Rippel will be in his office at that time to help you.