The Fort St John Public Library’s Creating Literacy in Computer Knowledge program or CLICK for short, is continuing to be a huge benefit to the community, says Lead Library Assistant Tanya Boyd.
“The response to the program has been really good. There’s a real need here for a space to do this, not everyone conforms to classroom style learning, some people have different needs and they can do that here in a way that’s accessible for them,” said Boyd.
The program offers free one-on-one training sessions in any area of computer knowledge residents are interested in – email, word processing, software, hardware, apps, phones, tablets, accessing websites, typing lessons, and more.
Boyd’s been with the library since 2009 and facilitates all the one-on-one training and teaching. She says the COVID-19 pandemic has been a struggle, but the program works well.
“With COVID, it hasn’t been as personable as people would like, but it’s working out great,” said Boyd,
The program itself been running on and off over the past ten years, and was revived in June with funding from the Peace River Regional District.
72 one-on-one sessions have been held since then, allowing residents to get up to speed with the ever-changing digital world.
“I love my job because I really enjoy getting to know the seniors, adults and youth who come in for training. We always have a lot of fun and seeing people succeed is so rewarding,” says Boyd.
Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative. Email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org