Drop-In Computer Help
at the CRIT Library
The library now offers drop-in computer help in addition to regularly scheduled computer classes. No registration is necessary, and you can come anytime during the day. Feel free to bring a flash drive with the document you’re working on or your laptop. The computer tech will be able to answer questions pertaining to specific problems you have encountered when working with Microsoft Office, surfing the Web, or any other library-related technology question
This year we will be focusing on the basics of using the Microsoft Office 2010 software. The Library offers free hands-on classes to familiarize users with basic and advanced features of a variety of computer programs. The classes are ideal for the new and not so new computer user who want to learn and practice in a casual environment before venturing on their own or explore the Web. Space is limited to insure personalized instruction.All classes are scheduled at the CRIT Library's computer lab. Instructor is Gilford Harper. 669-1332 or 669-1333.
Click here to view February's Computer Calendar
Click here to view the Suggested computer Class sequence
Computer General Information:
The Library is committed to helping patrons become more computer-literate. Our classes are carefully designed to offer timely training solutions to increase your productively and effectiveness. Many different classes are available, scheduled at different times and days of the week to fit you time. Enrollment is limited to ten students to ensure individualized attention. Each student will have his or her own computer, providing a comprehensive, 'hands-on' experience. We emphasize the correct use of hardware and software, thus giving you a sense of increased efficiency and confidence.Class sizes are small—a maximum of five to ten students per class. Best of all, classes are free! Individual practice after each class is highly recommended. All classes are offered during the day and evening on weekdays. To register for classes, call the Library at 669-1332
New Computer Lab Completed October 2008
How it all Began:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Foundation was created in January 2000, through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which focused on expanding access to technology through public libraries, and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on global health. Recognizing that Native communities in the United States often have unique information and training needs, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is working with tribal leaders, libraries, and educators in the Southwest to help bridge the digital divide.
The goals of the Native American Access to Technology Program is to empower Native communities through increased access to digital information reseources. The program provides access to technology to preserve local culture and heritage, as well as opportunities for communities to teach digital skills to its members.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes Library/Archives was identified as one of six tribal sites in Arizona to benefit from additonal training in computer literacy, troubleshooting and public access trianing. The project, Building Community Support for Sustainability, was a joint effort between the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (ASLAPR), nad the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to provide training to a tribal community. As well, it was based on the CRIT Tribal Library's committment to maintaining the Gates computers, which the library received from Phase 1 of the Gates Foundation/Native American Access to Technology. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to improving people's lives by sharing advances in health and learning with the global community.