Library CONNECTS to Train Computer Skills

posted Jan 27, 2012, 6:09 AM by Jim Lenkner   [ updated Jan 27, 2012, 2:30 PM ]
Classes at East Liberty CLPOn a weekly basis beginning in January instructors from Pittsburgh CONNECTS traveled with laptops and handouts to the meeting room of the East Liberty Branch of the Carnegie Library to conduct classes in a wide range of computer skills.  The first class conducted in late December explained Gmail and the benefits of Google voice and Google Docs.  January classes covered using social media in the job search, Microsoft Word and Excel.  The plan is to continue offering Pittsburgh CONNECTS training at the library indefinitely.

Chris Gmiter, Manager of the East Liberty Branch is pleased how “this partnership expands the library’s services to the community in a major way.” While there are many computers installed at the library it is not practical to use library desktops for group training.  With dozens of laptops provided by Pittsburgh CONNECTS patrons of the library now have a resource for building technology skills through the library.

Individuals attending classes at the library are invited to join the Pittsburgh CONNECTS centers to learn more and gain access to the latest technologies.  It’s a perfect partnership between agencies with the same goal of increasing literacy and technology literacy in the community.

For more information contact:  Chris Gmiter (412) 363-8273