Free Computer Classes
@ Lake Blackshear Regional Library
307 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709
229-924-8091 •

Free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each class meets for about an hour. Space at each class is limited. Arrive early and pick up a number at the desk. Students may be asked for current photo ID proving he/she is 16 years or older to participate.

  February & March 2014 






Personal Computer (PC) Basics Adult 2/1/14 11am
Microsoft Excel for Beginners Adult 2/8/14 11am
Internet for Beginners Adult 2/15/14 11am
Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Adult 2/22/14 11am

Personal Computer (PC) Basics




Internet for Beginners




Microsoft Word for Beginners




Microsoft Excel for Beginners Adult 3/22/14 11am
Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Adult 3/29/14 11am


Personal Computer (PC) Basics

This fundamental class, or equivalent experience on PCs, is recommended before enrolling in our other classes. This introductory class covers the most basic personal computing principles: the parts of the PC, the desktop display, customizing the screen, and using the mouse.

Internet for Beginners

Mastery of PC Basics is recommended before taking this course. Ideal for those who want to begin using the internet, this class will cover the basics of accessing the World Wide Web and using an internet browser to find information.

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Knowledge of PC basics is recommended prior to this class. This class explains the basics of word processing: creating a document, adjusting its format, saving, and printing.

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Knowledge of PC basics and general knowledge of a Windows operating system is recommended prior to this class. The class will create and work with Excel spreadsheets, the computer equivalent of paper ledger sheets. A spreadsheet’s grid of columns and rows makes number manipulation easy. Entering data, formatting, cell alignment, fonts, mathematical calculations, and functions will be discussed.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners

Knowledge of PC Basics, or equivalent experience on PCs, is recommended before taking this course. Learn how to make simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.  This class will teach the basics of creating slide shows, the standard for informational, business and classroom presentations.

Lake Blackshear Regional Library System
Business Manager Position
The Business Manager is responsible for the overall management of the library system's financial and human resource operations.  This position reports directly to the Library Director.  Responsibilities include full financial accounting and reporting with knowledge of governmental fund accounting and knowledge of human resource management.  This position will also be responsible for the following:  Maintain personnel records, organize and prepare materials for board meetings, arrange meetings, attend board meetings and answer financial questions, prepare annual budget and any adjustments necessary, prepare request for support to funding agencies, prepare requested information for annual audit, maintain and file E-Rate paperwork, maintain fixed assets/inventory for the library system and all other duties required for financial and human resource operations for the library.  This is a full time position with state benefits.
Salary:  Dependent on Experience
Qualifications:  Bachelors degree in accounting or related field, or 4 years bookkeeping/accounting experience, preferably in governmental fund accounting.  Must have computer skills, including high proficiency with Excel worksheets and other Microsoft Office programs, strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, ability to maintain accounting records in compliance with state mandated rules and regulations and must respect confidentiality of personnel and other office matters.  Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting software a plus.  Background check/drug screening is required.
To be considered for an interview, applicant must submit the following three documents:
    Lake Blackshear Regional Library System Application
    Cover Letter
    Resume including three professional references.
Lake Blackshear Regional Library applications are available HERE and at all libraries in our library system.  Submit complete package to:  Linda Erkhart, Lake Blackshear Regional Library System, 307 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA  31709 or email to .
Application deadline is Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:00pm.




The Lake Blackshear Regional Library (Americus) holds a subscription to BookPage, courtesy of the Sumter County Friends of the Public Library, and keeps current copies at the front desk. These are free to the public. Click here to go to the online BookPage.

Our Mission

The Lake Blackshear Regional Library System's mission is to provide organized access to information through various formats and meet educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs of the citizens of Crisp, Dooly, Schley and Sumter Counties, and to improve efficiency in operations.

The Sumter County Library Board meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of January, April, July and October at the Lake Blackshear Regional Library.

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