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Library offers computer classes

Hazlehurst Public Library is now offering one-on-one basic computer skills classes for patrons registered at the Hazlehurst Public Library.  Basic computer skills training covers the topics of introduction to computer terminology, setting up and using an e-mail accounts, word processing, Internet, and computer security.  Training is limited to the preset training curriculum, however patrons can advise the staff of the library of other computer training needs so that additional free training outlets can be pursued on their behalf.  All training classes will take place in the Assistive Technologies room at the library.

Potential trainees must be fully registered as a patron of the Hazlehurst Library before their name can be placed on the class roll.  All associated patron accounts must be in good standing, clear of all fines, fees, and overdue materials.  Patrons who have already participated in one-on-one computer training sessions via previous library programs are not eligible to participate in the current training program.

Training sessions will be composed of a maximum of five one-hour sessions for sighted individuals and a maximum of ten one-hour sessions for visually impaired individuals, as determined by the trainer depending on the patron’s current skill level.  Once a patron is registered for training, a training schedule will be coordinated between the student and the teacher.   Due to the high demand for this type of training and the seriousness that this type of training can have for individuals seeking job placement, the library will strictly enforce its policy of cancelling training for “no show” participants and for recurring cancellations.

Patrons interested in registering for the training classes or needing any other additional information can stop by the circulation desk at the library or contact the library staff at 601-894-1681.

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