Monday, June 04, 2007

An Inspirational Story

Recently, I read a very moving post called "Picking Stone" by the Feel-good Librarian about teaching older adults to use computers and the Internet. The Feel-good Librarian wrote eloquently about all the obstacles that older adults face when they want to start learning about computers. This post really showed how we as Librarians can have a positive effect on people's lives. I really agree with this blogger, that teaching older adults these skills can be extremely rewarding. The key is to be encouraging and patient - giving people time to practice their skills and to cement their knowledge. As they become more proficient on the computers, many older adults get very enthusiastic about the Internet and they appreciate our help.

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