Computer Basics: Resources for Staff Training

LyndaThere are so many amazing resources available for helping your staff members grasp the fundamental concepts of computer basics. I’ve compiled a few of my favorites here:

  • Computer Basics: custom playlist (9 hours, 44 minutes; 4 separate courses)
    • Included on this list: Computer Literacy for Windows, Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals, Up and Running with the Chrome Browser, Up and Running with Internet Explorer)
    • The Georgia Public Library Service provides access to for public library staff in Georgia. Request an account here.
  • Computer Basics Tutorial:
    This is one of the most popular tutorials on, which is a platform designed and supported by the Goodwill Community Foundation. Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the cloud, Windows, ISP, or app? Perhaps you just want to know more about how computers work. When it comes to learning today’s technology, our Computer Basics tutorial has all of the basic concepts covered.
  • Internet 101 is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life. Their tutorials can be used by anyone – no matter what their age – but was designed to help the founder’s parents navigate the ever-expanding World Wide Web.

What are your favorite go-to tools for helping staff? Share in the comments!


Author:Julia Huprich

Julia Huprich joined the Georgia Public Library Service in March 2015 as the director of Training and Continuing Education. Prior to becoming a part of the GPLS team, she served as the head of digital services and communications at the Cobb County Public Library System, where she built websites, bought eBooks, wrote press releases, developed tech exploration programs for the public, and drove her coworkers bananas with her unbridled enthusiasm. When she’s not at work, you can find her running marathons until her feet bleed and developing software as part of her second masters degree program. Since she never sleeps, you can also find her blogging, sometimes, at and tweeting, sometimes, @juliahuprich.

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