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June 1, 2012

Volume 7 Issue 11

It's June and summer is about to begin! Camp Savvy and TechKrew will be starting classes June 6 system wide. Camp Savvy classes are for kids 6 - 12 years old and TechKrew is for teens 13 - 18 years old. Check out the What's New section for the latest Technology and Education news! There are big changes happening that you will want to know about! Do you want to take classes, but just can't find the time to get to the Library? Check out our Featured Classes and learn about our Live Online Classes.

What's New

.:TechKrew: The Colors Experiment Coming Your Way in June!

The Colors Experiment is a new educational program offered to teens. Students will pick a color and use it as inspiration to create a video, photo collage, or an audio file. Working in groups or individually, students will collaborate and create a final product that can be placed on the Library's website for families and friends to see!

For branch locations, dates and times, please visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.:What's a TIC

In case you haven't heard, big things are happening on the second floor of the Main Library. In April, the Orange County Library System received a donation of $1,000,000 for the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity (TIC). The TIC will house labs for visual arts and filming, digital media, graphic design and audio engineering. What's in it for you? These labs will give users access to state of the art equipment to create movies, videos, produce their own music, and create and print professional images. The Center will offer collaborative spaces that will allow users to share their knowledge. Sounds interesting? Want to know more? Visit the TIC site for updates, discussions, and live chats!

.:It's Time to Stage an Intervention!

A library intervention that is! Love your library? Love your friends? Save a life and stage a Library Intervention! OCLS is launching an initiative so our library supporters can intervene and let their friends know what they're missing. Change a life and spread the word! Share it on Facebook or tweet an intervention today!

To stage an intervention, visit www.ocls.info/intervention today!

.:Public Computer Access - New Update

Did you know that when visiting the public computer area at any location in the Orange County Library System, you now get three (3) one-hour sessions free with your Orange County Library card? For those not eligible for a library card, you can purchase a one-hour session for $5 or a seven day pass that allows three (3) one-hour sessions each day for just $10!

For more information, please visit our website or call 407.835.7323.

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Featured Classes of the Month

.: Microsoft Office 2010

Attend the Microsoft Office 2010 training series on Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint. 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 iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. For a full list of available Mac classes, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Live Online Classes

Trying to fit a computer class into your busy schedule? Take our Live Online Classes from the comfort of your home or office via the Internet. We offer classes on 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 and learn the latest computer software programs to help run your business more efficiently. Learn 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

.:: ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA offers details on 14 million U.S. businesses. The database makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research companies, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and much more. In our, Improve Your Job Interview Skills class, we refer students to ReferenceUSA. Job Seekers can use ReferenceUSA as a good place to start when researching businesses where they are interviewing. Small business owners will be interested in the demographic and marketing research information. Use of this database is free to Orange County Residents with a Library card in good standing.

.: Classroom Rentals at Our Downtown Location

Did you know that you can rent one of three computer class rooms at the Main Library Location? We provide classrooms in both PC and Macintosh platforms. The classrooms are equipped with state of the art computer systems including Pentium 4's running at 2+ GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 100 Mbps Ethernet networking, high speed Internet access, as well as 3M digital projection systems. Computer technicians set up your computer classrooms prior to your facilitator's arrival and can assist you with most technical issues that might arise. Our room rental fees are highly competitive in comparison to similar facilities within downtown Orlando. Check our website for current rates. For more information, please contact us at 407.835.7381 or by e-mail at tec@ocls.info.

.: Co-working Room Rentals at Our Downtown Location

Need a convenient space to create, collaborate or converse with a client? The Co-Working Room at the Orlando Public Library is your solution. The room is equipped with two tables, 12 chairs, a white board, an LCD TV, and telephone for out-going local and toll-free phone calls. It may be booked online for just $10 for each increment of two hours.

.: Staff Spotlight! Myriam Delien

Jeff JohnsonMyriam has worked with the Orange County Library System for almost four years as a Bilingual (English/Haitian Creole) Technology Trainer at the South Trail Branch. Her favorite part of being a trainer is the interaction she has with patrons and students. Myriam likes being a trainer because she gets to "watch the students' progress through the different levels of our classes and hearing the feedback on how our classes help them get a job or advance in a current job." She says that it's rewarding to see how loyal our patrons are and how they refer friends and family members to attend our classes. Myriam also loves to travel! She says, "When I'm not traveling I'm usually planning my next travel adventure." Her favorite place she's visited was Cape Town, South Africa and her next dream vacation is to Cinque Terre, Italy. She also loves organic vegetable gardening.

.: Tech Tip of the Month!

If you use Microsoft Word for work or school projects this tip if for you!

Outline View In Word

Outline View in Word is an extremely useful feature. Use it to organize your thoughts, to plan projects, or to construct a cohesive document.

  1. To enter Outline View, click the View tab on the Ribbon.
  2. On the left hand side, click on Outline.
  3. Once in Outline View, type something then press enter for a new line.
  4. Press Tab to indent a heading or Shift-Tab to reduce the indent level.

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