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Computer Coaches

The Library offers one-on-one (or two) training sessions called Computer Coaches. These sessions cover a specific technology topic of interest (such as setting up an email account). This service is intended for all levels of users who need to get more comfortable with specific computer topics (e.g. creating a Facebook account).

Does it cost anything?

Computer Coaching is a free service.

How long are Computer Coach Sessions?

30 minutes to an hour.

What times do you usually have coaching sessions?

Monday-Friday at various times. Coaching sessions are limited and scheduled in advance. We also have limited Saturday morning coaching sessions that require an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Please call (330) 425-4268 ext. 4 to schedule a session.

We offer Walk-in sessions every Friday from 3:00 - 5:00pm (unless noted otherwise). Walk-in coaching sessions are first come, first serve. You may not arrive more than 10 minutes before the walk-in time blocks for a coach.

Who are the Computer Coaches?

Library staff and volunteers with the knowledge or experience on a particular topic.

Do I need a library card to sign up for a session?

No

What if I need to cancel?

Please call and cancel at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not call and cancel, your session will be labeled as a “No Show.”
PLEASE NOTE: 2 “No Show” sessions will result in a suspension of Computer Coaching privileges for 6 months.

Sample Topics we will coach:

  • Genealogy
  • Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2016: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Internet skills
  • Library databases; finding articles
  • Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+
  • Downloading eBooks or Audiobooks
  • How to use tablets and smartphones: Nook, Kindle, iPad, and Android-based devices
  • Windows 8 and 10
  • Mac basics and Apple products

If there is a topic you would like to learn that is not listed, please see the Computer Lab attendant or call us at (330) 425-4268 ext. 4.

Is there anything we do not coach on?

Below are examples of topics we do not coach. In general, if we do not have a class or the potential to offer a class on the subject, we do not offer a coach on it. Call the computer lab if you have any questions at (330) 425 - 4268 ext 4.

  • Website creation and design
  • Crystal Reports
  • QuickBooks
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Specialized, job-related software
  • Any request that violates State and Federal law
  • Software updates
  • Downloading illegal software
  • Downloading any item that violates copyright law

Special Note: We do not remove viruses or repair computers. This is strictly for educational purposes only. If we determine the coach is no longer fulfilling its purpose as an educational exercise, we will end the session.

The Library offers a limited list of coaching topics. Topics are limited by software the Library has access to and staff knowledge. We reserve the right to deny a coach request based on these and other criteria.