What should you be doing to protect your equipment, information and identity when using your PC’s, devices and the Internet? Do you worry about being vulnerable? Join Sharon Sherman at the Cottonwood Public Library for a series of three classes that help novice computer users (with a nod to Macs, tablets and phones) learn more about protecting themselves from information and identity theft and software/hardware damage. In the process attendees will gain more familiarity with their machines and devices. The class will primarily be a lecture demoing how to do the basics, but the library’s classroom has free wireless Internet access so you are welcome to bring your laptop and follow along. The lecture will be one hour followed by a thirty minute Q&A section. Topics to be covered include safeguarding machine access, Internet hazards and email and social media safety.
Sharon Sherman has spent many years in the technology sector and trained hundreds of individuals on various software platforms. She began exploring computers when one landed on her desk in 1981 and has discovered that the learning curve never ends. She has a long business career requiring frequent public presentations, has an MBA with an MIS focus, with various software credentials including being a Microsoft certified Excel expert. Her current focus is tutoring and training, and working with individuals and businesses to build Excel, Access and Office applications. She has been working with libraries since 2001. A new resident to Cottonwood, she is very excited at working with the Library and contributing to the community.
The three classes take place on Thursday, January 10, 17 & 24 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Dede Ewald Room. Registration is required as seating is limited. Please call 928-634-7559 to sign up.
For more information on library services please visit www.ctwpl.info or find them on Facebook. The library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood.