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May 1, 2009

Volume 4 Issue 11

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS April 2009 Newsletter. The Library is adding exciting new features everyday. Check out our enhanced services, new databases, and attend any of our stimulating computer classes currently being offered.

What's New

.: OCLS Mobile: Get Those Fingers Moving and Check It Out

Take a look at the brand new OCLS Mobile, a breakthrough way to explore the Library using your iPhone or iPod Touch. Search the catalog, access your account, find Library locations and driving directions, learn about upcoming events, watch videos, and more! Start using it today by directing your iPhone or iPod Touch to m.ocls.info.

.:Play Ball!

It's baseball season! Catch up on all your favorite players and teams by exploring the resources in our Baseball at Your Library Virtual Gallery.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Morningstar Live Web Training

Did you know the Orange County Library System offers personal finance courses online through Morningstar Investment Research Center? Learn how to use the Morningstar Investment Research Center and have Morningstar experts address topics that are top-of-mind with today’s investors.
Sign up for the Morningstar Live Web Training offered on Wednesday, April 29th, 3 pm Central Time. Register by emailing librarytraining@morningstar.com or calling 407.835.7323.

.: Online Classes

Take a live online 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 QuickBooks
Aprenda las características básicas de QuickBooks que le ayudarán a comenzar a organizar las finanzas de su negocio o sus finanzas personales. Esta es una clase en línea. Usted necesitará unos parlantes o audífonos para el audio. Luego de registrarse, usted recibirá un enlace con información sobre como acceder la clase en línea.

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

Online Class: Photoshop Series
Explore the Photoshop environment. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images. Learn how to use selection tools to create, modify, and customize layers.

Online Class: QuickBooks Series
Get started in organizing your personal or business finances. Learn how to set up a new company profile including the Vendor and Customer Center. Record different types of business transactions such as: posting accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Online Class: Microsoft Excel 2007 Formulas and Functions
Learn how to create basic and advanced formulas using Microsoft Excel 2007.

Online Class: What’s New in Microsoft Office 2007
Become familiar with the new main features of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Publisher.

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

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2003 Week:  April 6 – 11
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2003 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.  Space is limited, so register today!

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week:  April 20 – 23
You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.  Space is limited, so register today!

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.: Mac Computer Classes

The Library offers Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers as well as the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 Suites. Register today!

Introduction to Mac Computer Classes
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment.

GarageBand Series
In just three classeslearn how to record, edit, mix, and playback digital audio files using this digital recording application.

iLife: iMovie Series
Create home movies with this easy-to-use video-editing software. Explore the basic features of iMovie and how to import video, add clips and photos, add transitions and titles, and how to edit and share.

Introduction to iWeb
Learn how to create professional looking Web sites quickly and easily.

Introduction to iPhoto
Learn how to better manage your digital photo collections.

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

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

iWork: Numbers Series
Learn how to use tables and basic tools to create a simple spreadsheet. Manipulate data and graphics by inserting and deleting data; adding charts and shapes; and inserting formulas.

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

.: New Classes

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

Resume Writing 2007
Learn how to use built-in templates in Microsoft Word 2007 to create quick and professional resumes. 

Writing Cover Letters 2007
Learn how to use different tools in Microsoft Word 2007 to create attractive traditional and email cover letter.

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

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.::  What’s Your Pop Culture?

Pop Culture Universe is a digital library on American and world popular culture, past and present. Search over 300 full-text resources to find information such as news headlines, fads, and even words/phrases for each decade since 1920. Check out the skills center for assistance in writing research papers, or simply review the top searches and pages viewed most often

.:Incoming Tax Season Closing In

April 15th is just around the corner. If you’re still trying to get your taxes done on time, try using the Library’s Taxes Gallery. Find forms, instructions, and information at your fingertips. If you need personal assistance, there’s also information in the gallery on branch locations offering tax help.

.:Check Your Class Schedule on My OCLS

Registered for classes at the Library? Check out upcoming classes you’re registered for and classes you’ve already taken on My OCLS. Just sign in using your Library card number and PIN.

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