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Basic Computer Equipment Competencies

This list of recommended competencies is considered to be a tool that will evolve as the needs of staff in member libraries evolve. The TLN Steering Committee adopted these competencies as a standard for the cooperative on June 11, 2001.
TLN Continuing Education staff (also represented on the TLN Technology Committee) offers courses that include the skills discussed in this document.
The Technology Committee will evaluate this list for revision on a regular basis.

BASIC WORKSTATION START-UP

Compiled by Elizabeth Lindley and Renae Keeler, Oakland County Reference Library

General

Basic Operating Shut Down

PRINTERS

Compiled by Jessica Schenk, Novi Public Library

General

Other useful skills in dealing with more specialized problems Troubleshooting tips, or Questions to ask yourself before getting help

COMPUTER SECURITY

Compiled by Andrew Mutch, Waterford Township Public Library

General

Computer Workstation
(This may not apply to all libraries) Internet E-mail

CROSSTALK, SMARTTERM AND QVT-TERM

Compiled by Donna Winter, Livonia Civic Center Library

General

WEB BROWSERS

Compiled by Tina Hatch, Milford Township Public Library

General

Searching

E-MAIL

Compiled by Janet Cashin, Bacon Memorial Library (Wyandotte)

General

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

Compiled by Joy Cichewicz, Brighton District Library

General