Jean, Joyce, Maureen and Nadine got to grips with their mice, double clicks, jargon and internet shopping at Leeds Library this week as they took part in IT training especially for members of the Friends.
Organised by Leeds Museums in conjunction with Leeds Library Service, the first of two pilot sessions took place at Leeds Central Library and we welcomed four ladies who were both nervous and excited to get started.
For those of you out there who are anxious or feel that computers and the internet aren’t for you, ask them how it went and you might be surprised to find that you too, want to try your hand. Jean, Joyce and Nadine all have computers at home but never switched them on as they felt they might break them. By the end of the session they were dragging and dropping and clicking and pointing along with the best of them. First time experiences included shopping for books on Amazon, booking cheap train tickets, researching trip destinations to London and Shakespeare’s stomping ground, Stratford-upon-Avon and finding a website to buy hard to find cast iron candlestick holders by a specific designer.
We will see what everyone remembers next week when we take a look at websites like this and Leodis, the photographic archive of Leeds.
Maybe this is something to ooffer to members again in the future, but in the meantime don’t forget that the Leeds Library Service offers free IT training that you can access from the Central Library or even your local branch. Don’t be afraid to ask your librarian about what is on offer – everyone starts somewhere. There is also a dedicated number to call for enquiries which is 0113 2476016 and the staff are all hugely helpful and approachable.