What's New

- OPEN STUDY LABS
- JOB SEEKERS WORKSHOP AND COMPUTER CLASSES
- FAB LAB WORKSHOPS

Classes

- IN-PERSON CLASSES
- LIVE ONLINE CLASSES
- SELF-PACED ONLINE CLASSES
- CLASS SCHEDULES

Did You Know?

- DATABASE OF THE MONTH
- STAFF SPOTLIGHT!
- TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

TECHNOLOGY RSS

February 1, 2013

Volume 8 Issue 8



February 2013 is off to an exciting start as we have new classes and workshops starting this month! Check out the What's New section to learn about all the new offerings we have and information about the Workforce Central Florida and OCLS Job Seekers Partnership. This month starts the FAB LAB workshops which will feature Snap Circuits and Replicator 3D printer, new to OCLS! 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

.: Open Study Lab: Access to Free College Courses Online

For those who can't get enough lifelong learning, educational web offerings such as Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, iTunesU and Codecademy provide hundreds of accredited and non-accredited courses that anyone can take for free. Drop into one of our study labs to learn about free college online and begin taking courses in subjects that range from engineering to philosophy to computer science. Study Labs are every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mac Lab at the Orlando Public Library. For more information or to register, call 407.835.7323 or visit our website.

.: Job Seeker Workshop and Computer Classes

Job Seeker Workshop and Computer Classes
Workforce Central Florida (WCF) is continuing their partnership with the Orange County Library System to provide Employability Skills Workshops and computer classes. WCF representatives will present a one-hour Employability Workshop, which will be followed by a one-hour Job Seeker computer class. Re-employment Assistance claimants may substitute workshop attendance for their required five weekly job search contacts. WCF staff will provide participants with a Re-employment Activity Tracking form to document participant attendance. For more information or to register, call 407.835.7323 or visit www.ocls.info/classes.

  • Monday, February 4 - South Trail Branch

    10:30 a.m. - Resume Writing, Employability Workshop (WFCF)
    11:45 a.m. - Resume Writing - Computer Class/Lab

  • Tuesday, February 5 - South Trail Branch

    10:30 a.m. - Planning and Preparing for the Interview, Employability Workshop (WFCF)
    11:45 a.m. - Improve Your Job Interview Skills

  • Friday, February 15 - Winter Garden Branch

    10:30 a.m. - Resume Writing, WFCF - Employability Workshop
    11:45 a.m. - Resume Writing Lab Computer Class
    1:15 p.m. - Planning and Preparing for the Interview, WFCF - Employability Workshop
    2:30 p.m. - Job Seeker Workshop

.: FAB LAB Workshops

Snap Circuits Electronics Workshops
Orlando Public Library, Downtown

Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such as flashing lights, a radio alarm, a doorbell and so much more. Make learning electronics a snap!

3D Printing Workshop featuring the Makerbot Replicator 2
Orlando Public Library, Downtown

Get a firsthand view of the Replicator 3D printer in action as it builds an object layer by layer! Draw and design your very own three dimensional solid objects using an easy-to-use modeling software.

Workshops and classes are free to Orange County resident library card holders in good standing. For participants without an Orange County library card and out-of-county residents, the cost is $10 per person, per class. For further information about our complete range of workshops and to schedule a workshop for your group, please call Ann Collins at 407.835.7351, or email collins.ann@ocls.info.

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Classes

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. Test drive a Mac computer and learn the basics, 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. We provide training on how to create documents and spreadsheets with Microsoft Office, manage your finances with QuickBooks, set up a website using HTML, design logos and artwork with Adobe Photoshop, and understand basic computer networking concepts. Check out the Small Business Course Tracks today!

.: Job Seekers Course Track

We offer a series of classes that will help you develop a variety of skills to get you one step closer to obtaining successful employment. They will help you enhance your resume and improve your interviewing skills. The following classes are offered at various Library locations: Improve Your Job Interview Skills, Search and Apply for Jobs Using the Internet, Job Seeker Letters, and Resume Writing.

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

.: Preparation Classes for the Microsoft Office Tests

Get ahead of the competition! If you're looking for a job, then becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist could give you an advantage -- plus, it looks good on your resume! These classes are now offered at select Orange County Library locations and are scheduled for two and half hours. Once you complete the prerequisite Word, Excel, or PowerPoint class series at the Library, you'll be ready for these preparation classes.

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

.: 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.

Orlando Public Library

English

Spanish

 

Alafaya Branch

English

Spanish

 

Eatonville Branch

English

 

 

Edgewater Branch

English

 

 

Herndon Branch

English

 

 

Hiawassee Branch

English

Krèyol

 

North Orange Branch

English

Spanish

 

South Creek Branch

English

Spanish

 

South Trail Branch

English

Spanish

Krèyol

Southeast Branch

English

Spanish

 

Southwest Branch

English

 

 

Washington Park

English

Krèyol

 

West Oaks Branch

English

Spanish

 

Windermere Branch

English

 

 

Winter Garden Branch

English

 

 

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Worldbook Online Reference Center

If you are in search of information, this is the site for you! The Worldbook Online Reference Center offers computer and web tutorials and a How To link offers suggestions on "how to" use credit cards, create a good resume and more! There are even links on How to Do Research and searching for and creating timelines. The reference center also offers access to a large number of primary source documents, articles and e-books. If you're doing a research paper or are just curious, the Worldbook Online Reference Center is for you!

.: Staff Spotlight! Carolina B.

Carolina has worked with the Orange County Library System for over a year. As a Casual Technology Trainer, Carolina takes training assignments that allow her to visit and teach at multiple locations. Carolina likes being a Technology Trainer because of "the confidence and self-pride a student gains when learning something they thought they couldn't do." When she's not teaching, Carolina enjoys horseback riding, reading tech books and traveling. A few closing words Carolina would like to impart to our patrons, "Come to your neighborhood library! There are so many free great resources! You will feel so accomplished when you learn something new! You can do it!"

.: Tech Tip of the Month!

.:: Adding a Horizontal Divider in Microsoft Word

It's easy to add a variety of horizontal divider lines to Word documents. To create a solid, black line for example, type three HYPEHNS (-) at the beginning of a new paragraph and then press the Enter key. See the table below for a guide to the types of lines you can create:

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