WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2006
OCLS TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER
 


Volume 2 Issue 2


What's New

.: NEW VIRTUAL LIBRARY

Celebrate the summer with a new Virtual Gallery to help you and your family to celebrate the rest of the summer and get the most out of your barbecue. Test your barbecue knowledge and party nutritional choices!

Visit our Virtual Gallery website.

 

.: VIRTUAL OCLS FOR NEW CARDHOLDERS
Join us LIVE, the 2nd Wednesday of every month, in the virtual classroom to learn more about using My OCLS, searching the library online catalog, requesting materials for home delivery, and registering for classes or programs. Visit our webpage to find out more information.

 

.: NEW SURVEY ONLINE!
Did you enjoy sailing with us this summer? Tell us about it. We are very interested in feedback from the parents, guardians and caregivers of children participating in the Summer Reading Program.

 

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH
Do you need to create a visual presentation for a school or work related project? If so, the Orange County Library System offers Microsoft PowerPoint classes that can assist you. With Microsoft PowerPoint, you can create exciting slide shows with graphics, animations, and multimedia that will leave your audience in awe. We look forward to seeing you this month in one of our classes!
Below is a list of the classes that are featured this month:
    Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1: Understand presentation concepts and terminologies. Become familiar with the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation using slides. Length: Approximately 1 hour. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level I.
    Class Objectives:
  • Explore the different views in PowerPoint
  • Create a basic slide show presentation
  • Format and enhance a presentation using graphics
    Microsoft PowerPoint Level 2: Use the master template to customize presentation slides and handouts. Length: Approximately 1 hour. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint Level I
    Class Objectives:
  • Explore the Master Template view
  • Customize an existing design template
  • Use the Master Template to create a new design template
    Microsoft PowerPoint Level 3: Use slide transitions and animations. Learn how to add animated effects and action buttons to presentations. Length: Approximately 1 hour. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1.
    Class Objectives:
  • Enhance presentations using Slide Transitions
  • Explore Animation Schemes and Custom Animation
  • Link between slides using Action Buttons
For more information or to
sign up for classes in any of our locations call 407.835.7323 or visit our web page.

 

.: NEW CLASSES

The Library will be offering a total of five new classes in August 2006! 

PC Keyboarding: Practice your PC keyboarding skills using online simulation software. Recommended Audience: Adults

Orlando Public Library: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 10:00 a.m

Orlando Public Library: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 6:00 p.m

Como Liberar Espacio en su Computadora: Aprenda como liberar espacio en su disco duro utilizando herramientas del sistema. Audiencia recomendada: Adultos

Biblioteca Publica de Orlando: Fecha: sábado, 5 de agosto de 2006 - 10:30 a.m

Microsoft Access Nivel 1: Aprenda conceptos de bases de datos y terminología relacionada. Familiarícese con el ambiente de Access: tablas, consultas, formularios y reportes. Audiencia recomendada: Adultos

Biblioteca Publica de Orlando: Fecha: sábado, 19 de agosto de 2006 - 2:30 p.m

Microsoft Access Nivel 2: Cree una base de datos sencilla utilizando múltiples tablas y construya relaciones entre tablas. Audiencia recomendada: Adultos

Biblioteca Publica de Orlando: Fecha: domingo, 20 de agosto de 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel Nivel 5: Descripción: Aprenda a crear Tablas y Gráficas Pívot para organizar datos utilizando Microsoft Excel. Audiencia recomendada: Adultos

Biblioteca Publica de Orlando: Fecha: viernes, 20 de agosto de 2006 - 2:30 p.m.

 

.: GUIDE TO A HEALTHY PC
Spam, viruses, worms, adware and spyware are just some of the things that are out there to harm your computer. It is important to understand what they are and what effect they have on your PC. The Orange County Library System is offering courses that cover these topics and much more. Come to one of our classes on this subject. You and your PC will be glad you did! For registration information, visit our website/calendar and click on the name of the event or call 407.835.7323.

How To Protect Your PC- Guide To A Healthy PC: Learn about solutions against potential threats using antivirus software, firewalls and managing your cookies. Recommended Audience: Adults

Orlando Public Library: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.
South Creek Branch: Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 1:00 p.m.
South Trail Branch: Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 3:30 p.m.

Spyware Prevention and Removal: Learn about Spyware and how to remove and protect your PC from the latest threats. Recommended Audience: Adults
Orlando Public Library: Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 10:30 a.m.
Orlando Public Library: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.


 

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
CLASSICAL MUSIC LIBRARY - Classical.com is a streaming classical music service that includes more than 10,000 music recordings that you may listen to from your computer. It also includes extensive program notes, composer biographies and images.

 

.: VIEW YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER SCHEDULE
View your Personal Schedule of Library computer classes from your computer! Click on "Display Personal Schedule" to see the events for which you are currently signed up. Simply type in your library card number and last name to be able to view the location, time and date of your next computer class! Need more help using the online calendar? Take a tutorial!

 

.: SUGGEST A TITLE FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME
Want to request a title that we do not own? Send an email to suggestatitle@ocls.info.
  1. Please be sure to include your name, card number and e-mail address.
  2. All pertinent information regarding the item you would like to suggest should be included such as title, format, ISBN, publisher etc.
  3. All suggestions will be considered for inclusion into the collection. Due to the volume of suggestions we are not able to notify you directly about each decision.
If the title is selected for purchase we will reserve a copy for you and send it to you when it arrives. For more information visit our webpage.
 
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