EXPERIENCE MY TECH CLINIC
Working Towards a Brighter Future
At MY Tech Clinic, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change..
A Distinct Identity
MY Tech Clinic was an idea developed sitting in a coffee shop in Easton, Maryland. The goal was to find a way to bridge the technology gap in the Eastern Shore of Maryland by providing technical assistance. The idea is to provide a “clinic” style set-up where individuals are free to ask us questions related to their devices and technology services. We were able to achieve this set-up at the Talbot County Free Library. MY is a combination of our first name initials, which also adds a personal touch to the service we provide. We believe in empowering others to gain technical knowledge to further engage in a continually growing digital world. Through holding face-to-face and virtual technology clinics, MY Tech Clinic has helped many folks with their technical questions and concerns. It is our way of wanting to give back to the community, but in the process, it has also helped us grow more as individuals. MY Tech Clinic is a labor of love, where we hope to continually decrease the digital divide, one session at a time.
After a very virtual 2020, we finally got to see the world slowly reopen itself in 2021 as vaccinations started to roll out. As the library started opening back up to the public, we were super excited to resume our monthly tech clinics in person again after a hiatus of 1.5 years. In our first clinic back, we saw familiar faces and exchanged hearty laughs and conversations with one another while we all resolved a technical question together.
We value the importance of conversational exchange and developing relationships with the people who come to our clinics. It is not just about a resolution to a technical problem. It is also the story behind the question. Someone’s story can start with, “I really wanted to listen to the mp3 music files that my pastor sent me”, or “My wife and I just bought this brand new laptop and wanted to install a few things”. Behind every question is a story, and we want to know the story and the people behind them.
Every clinic after our return to the library, we have noticed that there are more new people. It makes us very excited to see that word is spreading about the service we provide and we have to exchange our gratitude to the library for consistently promoting our free technology clinics. Our clinics are growing. Every month we are adding new people to our mailing list. Sometimes even before our clinics begin, before we even set up, the room is already full of curious minds. A curious mind that yearns for knowledge is a mind that remains young.
What’s next for 2022? As word begins to grow and more individuals come into the mix, we want to keep the intimacy of how we began, while accommodating the growth of MY Tech Clinic by recruiting more volunteers who can help bridge the digital divide. We are also looking into ideas for fundraising, uploading more social and website content, being in collaboration with the library in other ways, and continuing to be a part of more stories.
Looking forward to what is in store!
FREE TECH CONSULTATION
Monthly at the Talbot County Free Library
We hold monthly tech clinic at the Talbot County Free Library. It's a walk-in style where anybody can come with a tech question. We do our best to help you and we can assure you that so far everybody walks away with a smiley face.
PRIVATE SESSIONS ONE-ON-ONE
For a donation of $20 per hour.
Schedule an appointment with us to work one-on-one to dive more into your tech needs.
LATINO TEEN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM PARTICIPATION
Outreach to the Local Latino Community
Outreach to the Latino Community is an important mission of the Talbot County. As a partner with the Talbot County Free Library, we would like to bring more Latino community to the library.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"