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September 1, 2009

Volume 5 Issue 3

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS September 2009 Newsletter. There are many new changes coming to the Library. Find out how these changes will affect you in this month’s Technology Newsletter. Also, don’t forget to attend our exciting computer classes that are currently being offered.

What's New

.: New Hours at the Downtown Library

Effective Monday, October 5, the downtown Orlando Public Library will close at 8 p.m. Use of services in the evening is considerably low and this early closure allows us to allocate staffing to busier times for the benefit or our patrons. The following ten branch locations will continue to be open until 9 p.m.: Alafaya, Edgewater, Herndon, Hiawassee, North Orange, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, West Oaks and Winter Garden.

.: Read and Reference Online

Many new reference eBooks have been added to the catalog! Get a quick view of all of the virtual reference eBooks we have available. The catalog also lists titles of eBooks. You only need to enter you library card number and PIN to access eBooks from home.

.: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Whether you are seeking notable events in Hispanic history or exploring Hispanic technology and culture, we can help! Find resources, library materials, and Web sites relating to Hispanic heritage in the Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Gallery.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Create Forms Using Microsoft Office 2007
Learn how to create forms for business and personal use. Space is limited, register today!

.: Create WebPages Using Microsoft Office Applications
Learn how to build basic Web pages with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher using little or no scripting. Space is limited, register today!

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2003 Week:  September 8-12
The Orange County Library System will continue to offer Microsoft Office 2003 classes until the end of the year. Catch Office 2003 classes for Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook while you still can. Space is limited, so register today!

.:: Microsoft Office 2007 Week:  September 21-26
New to the Library: Microsoft Office 2007! You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. The series will be continuously updated, so be sure and check back regularly for new classes in each program. Space is limited, so register today!

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.: Mac Computer Classes

Several Library locations now offer Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers including the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 Suites. The iWork: Keynote entire series was recently added. For more information on this series, see New Computer Classes below. For a full list of all of the Mac classes available, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Online Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your hectic schedule? Take a live online computer class from your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes in Office 2007, Photoshop, and QuickBooks. Get on board and register today! Note: A computer speaker or a headset is required for audio.

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     New Computer Classes

The Library will be offering a new class series this month! See the class title and description listed below.

iWork: Keynote Series
Learn how to create and edit slides in a presentation.  Design your presentation with media, transitions, and animations. There are three levels in this series:  Basics, Intermediate, and Advanced.

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

Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Discover Today’s Hottest Social Issues

Get issues from Terrorism to Endangered Species. Get pro and con viewpoint articles, full-text magazines, academic journals, and government and organizational statistics with the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.

.: More than Just FCAT

Concerned about your child’s classes? Get a head start on the curriculum and testing for this grade year through assistance with homework, college preparation tests, and more available in the Library’s FCAT Virtual Gallery. It’s more than just FCAT.

.: Additional Changes Coming

As so many families and organizations have had to do, the Library is faced with making reductions to our operating expenditures. A few changes went into effect in August in relation to DVDs. These changes included raising the DVD check out limit to 20, decreasing the hold limit from 20 to 10, and making DVD New renewable. Beginning September 15, the Library will no longer take holds on any DVDs and any outstanding holds will cancel out on October 1st.

If you have any comments regarding these changes or would like to provide feedback on your service priorities please complete this contact form.

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