On May 9th, the new ocls.info will arrive! All webpages and URLs in the www.ocls.info website* will change as we switch to our new and improved site. When this happens, bookmarks, favorites, and links to this page may cease to work OR may redirect you to a page on the new site which contains similar content. Take a sneak peek at the new site!

*Please note that the redesign does not include the library's catalog or the event & class registration system.

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January 1, 2010

Volume 5 Issue 7

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS January 2010 Newsletter. The holidays have passed but there are more celebrations around the corner. In this new edition of the technology newsletter, we share with you an interesting topic: Online Safety. Find out what you and your kids need to know about Internet Safety.

What's New

.: Stay On Guard

Have you ever wanted to shop online? Do you feel safe on the Internet? Do you know how to protect yourself from fraud? The Library offers different resources that teach about online safety. Visit this interesting Virtual Gallery to find out more.

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     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Wink

The Library is hosting an exciting Wink class. This class is recommended for adults who want to create highly effective tutorials, capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, and add buttons for the users. Wink is an open source application designed for the creation of tutorials and presentations.

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

.: Microsoft Office Week

.:: Microsoft Office 2003 Week:  January 4-9
Register for 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:  January 19 - 23
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 regularly for new classes in each program. Space is limited, so register today!

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.: Mac Computer Classes

Several Library locations offer Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers including the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 Suites. 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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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Change Directions

Thinking about a career transition? Try out the self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job.

.: Accessibility?

If you need fast access to the OCLS Web site, then you may want to get the OCLS iGoogle Gadget. With this web app, you'll be able to search thru the catalog, find computer classes and search meeting room availability.

.:System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Libraries will be closed on the following days in observance of the holidays.

  • Friday, January 1, 2010
  • Sunday, January 17, 2010
  • Monday, January 18, 2010

For more information on the Library's holiday closing schedule, visit our Web site.

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