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August 1, 2011

Volume 7 Issue 2

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS August 2011 Newsletter. Looking for a job and do not know where to start? Gear Up for Success! We are very excited to announce the Job Seeker’s Workshop this month! Look for additional details in the What’s New section! And as always, take advantage of the opportunity to attend an in-person computer class at any of our Library locations or virtually from your home or office computer!

What's New

.: Gear Up for Success Today! Job Seekers Workshop

In this workshop you will learn how to create professional resumes and cover letters, and ways to maximize your job search success. You will also get the chance to enhance your interviewing skills through mock interviews. This workshop provides a collaborative learning environment where you can share with and learn from other students. You will build upon skills learned in our previous classes: Resume Writing, Job Seeker Employment Letters, Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet, and Improve your Interview Skills. The one hour lab following the workshop will give job seekers time to work on their resumes with a Technology Trainer to help them with formatting, saving, and uploading.

For more information, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Camp Savvy - Back to School Classes

Summer is almost over but learning never ends! Join other students as you embark on a voyage to prepare for the upcoming school year. You will find classes on how to improve your typing skills, write a great book report, and create awesome presentations and spreadsheets. You can even take classes on how to use Photoshop and create a Web Page using a blog. Space is limited, so register today! To register for a class at any location, go online to www.ocls.info/campsavvy or call 407.835.7323.

List of Back to School Classes

  • Easy Typing
  • Create Basic Spreadsheets Using Excel
  • Create Effective Presentations Using PowerPoint
  • Write a Book Report Using Word
  • Write an Effective Research Paper

.: EduGaming

Are you interested in learning how video games are created? Come and take our two-part game design program at the Orlando Public Library or the Alafaya Branch Library. From level design to coding, learn what it takes to develop a game using the breakthrough Unity 3D Game Development platform! Class size is limited, so sign up today!

Technology and Education Center, Orlando Public Library
Part 1 - Wednesday, August 17, 1 p.m.
Part 2 - Thursday, August 18, 1 p.m.

Alafaya Branch Library
Part 1 - Wednesday, August 24, 4:30 p.m.
Part 2 - Thursday, August 25, 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office 2007

You can attend the Microsoft Office 2007 training series on Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

.: Microsoft Office 2010

Attend our Microsoft Office 2010 training series on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. We update the series regularly, so be sure to check-in o for new classes. Space is limited, so register today!

.: 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 available Mac classes, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Live Online/Virtual Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your busy schedule? Take our Live Online/Virtual Classes from the comfort of 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.

.: Self-Paced Online Classes

Enter your library card information and access our Self-Paced Online Classes to take advantage of computer lessons from our most popular classes. Explore topics like Access, Computer Basics, E-mail, Excel, Word, and more. Note: These tutorials require Flash Player. If you don't have the Flash Player, download it now for free.

.: Small Business Course Tracks

Select a course track that suits your small business interests to learn the latest computer software programs and run your business more efficiently. We provide computer software training on Microsoft Office to create documents and spreadsheets, QuickBooks to manage your finances, HTML to setup a website, Adobe Photoshop to design logos and artwork, and Computer Networking to understand basic networking concepts. Check out the Small Business Course Tracks today!

.: Computer Classes in English, Español, and Kreyòl

The Library offers computer classes in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole at various locations throughout Orange County. For more information, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Music Online

Music Online includes African American Music, American Song, Classical Music, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound. You can cross-search all the genres of music at one time. Search by album, song, time period, composers, time periods, and several other ways. Selected songs can be sent to your mobile device via email, SMS, entering a link in the Web browser.

.: Big Fish Games for Libraries

Big Fish Games for Libraries gives you access to popular and fun educational video games to play on your computer! Choose from a large selection of arcade games, puzzles, and word games. There is even something for kids! Play Bingo with your favorite Nick Jr. friends or help the Wonder Pets save the Puppy. You can even play Candy Land using your favorite Dora the Explorer characters! You will need an Orange County Library card in good standing to access and download the computer games.

.: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

There are many ways to stay up to date with the Orange County Library System. You can follow us on Facebook or on Twitter! Your tweets allow you to communicate ideas that will help us develop better library experiences! You can find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/oclslibrary and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oclslib.

You also have the option to leave you opinions by taking a quick survey.

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