Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Library Buddies Getting More People Online


More Cambridgeshire residents are getting online thanks to help from Cambridgeshire library and learning centre staff.

Thirty computer buddies and staff across Library Learning Centres and Community Access Points offer free one-to-one sessions to help people use the Internet for the first time or develop their confidence using new technology.

These volunteers have contributed towards helping the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) meet the nationally set target to get 500,000 new people online by the end of 2012 - several months early.

Cllr David Harty, County Council Cabinet Member for Libraries says "Our fantastic library computer buddies, learning centre tutors and volunteers have helped hundreds of people navigate their way around the internet since 2011. Credit must be given to them for the quality of the tutoring they provide and the time they devote to the scheme."

For more information about Cambridgeshire Libraries Computer Buddy scheme please contact Maggie Brown on 07824 406103.   To find out  more about Library Learning Centres and Community Access Points, or to volunteer as a Community Access Point tutor please contact Nyree Scott on 07881 837543.