Okay, so my mother needs to learn some new computer skills. I check out her local library system and see that they have no classes listed on their websites (their poorly designed websites). So I tell her to stop in or call them – of course they offer classes, right? Wrong! They don’t have any classes. So now she’s looking elsewhere and maybe coming to visit me to take classes at my local libraries.
Today my mom needs a scanner so I tell her “go check the library.” Of course they have a scanner somewhere – even if it’s behind the scenes they’ll offer to scan the docs for her – right? Wrong! She went to two libraries and had no luck. The second librarian told her to go to Staples – where she’d have to pay.
What the heck is the deal?? Come on people – get your acts together!! A scanner is cheap! Offering classes can be cheap too – you have people in your community that will volunteer their time to share with others. This is not hard to do – and we owe to our communities to educate them and provide them with services they can’t find elsewhere.
Okay – rant over!!