Technology Education Coordinator

Sam Iversen is our Technology Education Coordinator.

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Appointments for tech help are available for Sechelt Library Card holders ONLY. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca. She also holds drop-in sessions (see below)

Sam  can help you with: accessing ebooks, computers, library databases, smartphones, tablets, websites, and more.

tech help poster -updated march 15th, 2018Sam recommends the following websites:

digitallearn.org This free resource includes videos explaining computer topics from how to use a keyboard and mouse to how to search for jobs online. The lessons are built for beginners and those who would like to improve their computer knowledge. Each lesson includes a video and printable resources.

learnfree.org has more than 125 lessons on computer basics, career planning, digital skills, Reading, Math, photoshop, Microsoft Office, personal finance, and more.

Sam’s programs

1. “NEW” Beginner Computer Class
Every week you will work through an online course on basic computer skills at your own pace, with our Technology Education Coordinator available when you need help. You can bring your own laptop or borrow one of the library’s laptops. This program has been made possible by the District of Sechelt’s Community Investment Program.

Mondays 11am-12:30pm
Sept 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct 15th, Nov 5th, 19th, 26th, Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th
Adults, seniors

2. Tech Help Drop-in
If you have a quick question about iPads, the internet, computers, ebooks or other technology, drop by the library’s computer area Thursdays (and one Tuesday) from 11 am to 1 pm (see schedule below) for help. Open to all patrons.

Thursdays 11am-1pm
Sept 6th, 18th (Tuesday), 25th, Oct 4th, 11th, 18th, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
All Ages

3. Tech Ed at the Library
These sessions will go in-depth on a variety of tech topics.

3rd Thursday of the month  4pm-5:30pm EXCEPT 1:30-3pm on October 18
Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15
Teens, Adults, Seniors

September 20th: CANCELLED!

October 18th: Preserving your memories 1:30-3pm
This introductory session will give you the basic skills necessary to digitize your documents, photos, slides, and photo negative collections for archiving purposes with the library’s new photo scanner.

November 15th: Your Library Online
Learn how to access ebooks and the other online services available at the Sechelt Library.

4. Youth Maker Space
Join us at this drop-in program for youth ages 10-18. Computers, iPads, robotics and more are available for youth and teens to work on homework, socialize, play board games, work on art and more; in the Community Room or Teen Area of the library

Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm
Oct 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th; Nov 13th, 20th, 27th; Dec 4th, 11th

5. All Ages Maker Space
Join us at this drop-in program to experiment with laptops, iPads, robotics, arts and crafts, and other fun projects in a relaxed, fun environment. This program is for adults, teens and families to play with technology together.

Monthly on Saturdays: 2pm-4pm
Sept 15th, Oct 20th, Nov 17th