The Blog of Jonathan White, a trainee Librarian from Derbyshire. Aimed at people who are just starting out in public libraries or are considering a career in them.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

ICT Buddies at Ripley Library

We are setting up an ICT Buddies scheme at Ripley Library from the 1st March 2006. This will take the form of basic computer training for members of the public who class themselves as complete beginners when it comes to ICT.

The sessions will take place every week with the initial training being provided by myself, but will eventually be run by volunteers from the local area who want to help their peers.

The sessions are taking place within the learning suit at Ripley Library which, like its counterpart at Alfreton Library, is now home to state of the art equipment including; Windows XP computers with CD/DVD rewriter drives and broadband internet connection on a wireless network, a data projector and interactive white board.

We hope that running such sessions (and others we are still developing) will address the information literacy needs of the local community and will be a good contribution towards inspiring learning for all . The lifelong learning of everyone is a big concern of the government at the moment as well and it has been said that libraries are a good place for this to happen. Further information can be found on the MLA website and also in Framework for the Future.


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