by Cathy Resmer
Just came across an interesting August 5 post from Jessamyn West, the former Rutland Free Library Outreach Librarian who is now working as an Americorps-funded community technology mentor in Randolph. Jessamyn writes librarian.net, but she also keeps a personal blog, and that's the one where she describes a typical week in the life of a rural tech teacher. Here's part of Wednesday's entry:
I went to a low income housing development in yet another townwhere I teach a regular every-other-week class to a group of mainlysingle mothers. This week we learned: how to filter mail in Yahoo mail,cutting and pasting between applications, what a cookie is, and how touse the Undo function. Everyone felt good by the end of it. The ladywho runs the Family Center where the three-computer lab is made us allscones.