What's New

.: MONEY MATTERS
.: CELEBRATE SUMMER
.: HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH
.: NEW CLASSES

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: MY OCLS
.: ELLIS


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July 1, 2008

Volume 4 Issue 1



Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS July 2008 Newsletter. This month, use the Library’s resources to celebrate summer nutrition, learn more about personal finance, and to view the many resources available through My OCLS. In addition, take advantage of available computer classes at any of our Library locations or online from your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Money Matters

Have a personal finance question? Explore this virtual gallery and discover all the ways the Library can help you with money matters.

.:Celebrate Summer

How healthy are you eating this summer? Check out the Celebrate Summer Virtual Gallery and get more facts on eating healthy. Play the virtual barbeque game to find out what foods can help or hinder your quest to look great during swimsuit season.

.:Hurricane Preparedness

Are you ready for the Atlantic Hurricane Season? Use the Hurricane Preparedness Virtual Gallery to get prepared and to find the latest information on evacuation routes, hurricanes, and tropical storms.

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Classes

     Featured Classes of the Month: Camp Savvy 2008

Don’t just hang around the house this summer. Become computer savvy at the Library! Camp Savvy is a program designed for children ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-18. Visit the Camp Savvy page for more information on the computer classes offered.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Online Classes

Take a live virtual computer class from your home or office computer. Get on board and register today! Note: A computer speaker or a headset is required for audio.

Curso en Línea: Introducción a Photoshop
Familiarícese con las herramientas básicas requeridas para editar y retocar imágenes digitales.

Curso en Linea: Una Introducción a QuickBooks
Aprenda las características básicas de QuickBooks que le ayudarán a comenzar a organizar las finanzas de su negocio o sus finanzas personales.

Online Class: An Introduction to Photoshop
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the application’s environment.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 1
Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images.

Online Class: An Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks to get you started in organizing your personal or business finances.

Online Class:  QuickBooks Level 1
Learn how to set up a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center, and adding Items.

Online Class:  Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007
Learn database concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the Microsoft Access environment and explore database objects such as tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Online Class: Introduction to GanttProject
Schedule and manage work projects easily and assign tasks and resources efficiently using Gantt and PERT charts with this free open source application. 

Online Class: Microsoft Excel 2007 Formulas and Functions
Learn how to create basic financial and logical functions for calculating mortgage payments and future investment value.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Microsoft Office Week

From July 7-11 and July 21-25, you can attend the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Word Series – July 7 and July 25
This six-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional documents, including inserting and formatting tables, and mail merge.

Microsoft Excel Series – July 8 and July 23
This six-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional spreadsheets that include formulas, charts, and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series – July 9 and July 24
This five-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating a database to track and present data with tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Microsoft PowerPoint Series – July 10 and July 21
This four-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

Microsoft Outlook Series – July 11 and July 22
This four-class series introduces you to features which can be used when creating e-mails, appointments, contact lists, folders, and task assignments.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Mac Computer Classes

The Library is now offering Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers, iLife ’08 and iWork ’08. Join the fun and register today!

Introduction to Mac Computers
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment.
Recommended Prerequisite: None

Introduction to GarageBand
Learn how to record, edit and playback digital audio files using this digital recording application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iMovie
Learn how to edit home movies using this easy to use video editing software.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWeb
Learn how to create professional looking websites quickly and easily.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iPhoto
Learn how to better manage your digital photo collections.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Pages
Learn how to create and edit documents using this word processing application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Numbers
Learn how to create and edit spreadsheets using this spreadsheet application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Keynote
Learn how to create and edit presentations using this presentation application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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     New Classes

The Library will be offering two new classes in July. You’ll find the class titles and descriptions listed below.

Online Class:  QuickBooks Level 1
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center, and adding Items.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 1
Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.::  Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage

Standard & Poor's Net Advantage is an easy to use resource for business information. With Net Advantage, you can find financial reports for more than 5,000 companies, 9,700 bonds and 14,000 mutual funds. If you want to make well informed investment decisions, make sure Standard & Poor's Net Advantage is at the top of your list!

.: My OCLS

What can I do in My OCLS?  There are numerous options available to you.  Explore My OCLS features such as: Renewing Items Online, Paying Fines Online, My Reading History, and My Ratings.  Even receive reminders on book due dates and registered computer classes through OCLS Alerts!

.: ELLIS

ELLIS is a computer-based program that can teach English to all ages. Learn and practice to read, write, and speak English at your own speed. You can even practice recording and listening to your own voice!

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