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Did You Know?



September 1, 2011

Volume 7 Issue 3

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS September 2011 Newsletter. Check out the What’s New section for details on our upcoming Job Seeker Class series and Job Seekers Workshop! Classes and Workshops will be held at multiple library locations this month. Don’t forget, Labor Day is September 5! Check out the System Holiday Closing Schedule for a list of closing dates for all Library locations. 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

.: Job Seeker Class Series

The Job Seeker Class series has been updated! These classes have new information, exercises, and titles! Resume Writing, Job Seeker Letters for Employment, Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet, and Preparing for the Job Interview are all new! Even if you have taken these classes previously, we welcome you to attend the new and improved versions. These classes are the prerequisite for the all new Job Seeker Workshop. Register today!

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

.: Gear Up for Success Today! Job Seekers Workshop

In this workshop you will follow the path of a job seeker and learn how to create professional resumes, 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 the Job Seeker Class Series. The one hour Open Lab: Resume Writing, follows the workshop and will give job seekers time to work on their resumes with a Technology Trainer for help with formatting, saving, and uploading. This workshop will be held at multiple branch locations. Space is limited, so register today!

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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 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 Microsoft Office, 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, Email, 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

.:: Tutor.com

Tutor.com is an exciting database that allows access to free tutoring sessions! Chat with a professional tutor online from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. This site enables you to ask questions, upload homework or documents, and even draw pictures on a whiteboard to share with your tutor! Tutoring services are available to students K - 12, college level and adult learners in Math, Science, English, Social Studies, GED prep, and citizenship classes. There are even services for Job Seekers! You can request assistance in creating resumes, cover letters, and proofreading once they are complete. This live one-to-one help is a FREE service you can access with a library computer or from your home/office computer with your library card!

.: Mobile Apps - What can you do on your phone?

When you aren’t sure what you want to read, watch, or listen to; try Shake It! available for iPhone and Android phones, this app allows you to either lock down or leave choices open to suggestion. Give your phone a shake and you get a suggestion for a book, movie, or audiobook. Just tap the screen and you can log in and request the item!

OverDrive allows you to download library media directly to your phone. Check out eBooks, with or without audio, and enjoy them on your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Mobile device!

There are many other apps you can download, just by visiting the Mobile-Friendly Resources page.

.: System Holiday Closing Schedules

All Orange County Library System locations will be closed on the following days in observance of Labor Day:Sunday, September 4, 2011 and Monday, September 5, 2011

Visit the Library’s website to find the complete System Holiday Closing Schedule.

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