On May 9th, the new ocls.info will arrive! All webpages and URLs in the www.ocls.info website* will change as we switch to our new and improved site. When this happens, bookmarks, favorites, and links to this page may cease to work OR may redirect you to a page on the new site which contains similar content. Learn more about the new site!

*Please note that the redesign does not include the library's catalog or the event & class registration system.

What's New

.: Virtual Home Interactive Tool
.: Live Homework Help Expands
.: Make it Your Business


.: Featured Classes of the Month
.: New Classes

Did You Know?

.: Database of the Month
.: Practice with LearnATest
.: Virtual Barbecue Game


May 1, 2007

Volume 2 Issue 11

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS May 2007 Newsletter. This month, learn how to use the Library’s resources to get advice on selling your home, update or learn new computer skills, and to explore career options through research.

What's New

.: Check Out The Virtual Home Interactive Tool And Get Tips On Buying Or Selling Your Home

Visit the Real Estate Virtual Gallery and get FREE advice on how to make your home look its best before you place it on the market. Come check out all the resources available at the Orange County Library System today!

.: Live Homework Help Expands Its Horizons!

Live Homework Help is now compatible with Macintosh computers! Students using Safari or Firefox (2.0 or higher) browsers on Mac OS X can now connect to an expert tutor seven days a week for the help they need.

.: Make It Your Business

Have you looked at the Know Your Business page lately? We’ve redesigned it to be an ultimate “one stop shop” for improving your business and career, including options for developing computer skills and recommended materials on business and career success.

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     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 help! With the Microsoft PowerPoint courses, 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!

Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1
Learn presentation concepts and terminologies. Become familiar with the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation using slides. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level I

Microsoft PowerPoint Level 2
Use the Microsoft PowerPoint’s master template to customize presentation slides and handouts. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1

Microsoft PowerPoint Level 3
Learn how to use slide transitions and animations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how to add animated effects and action buttons to presentations. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1

Microsoft PowerPoint Level 4 - Photo Album
Create a Photo Album with digital photos and sound using Microsoft PowerPoint. Recommended Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 3

For registration information, visit our calendar or call 407.835.7323


     New Classes

The Library will be offering four new classes in May! Below you’ll find the class descriptions and when they’ll be offered. Click on the class name for additional information.

Google SketchUp Basics
Learn to navigate in the Google SketchUp Environment and to create basic three- dimensional figures. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1

QuickBooks Basics
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Pro and how it can be used to organize your business or personal finances. In this class you will explore the QuickBooks environment and navigate through different windows within QuickBooks. Recommended Prerequisite: Excel Balance Sheets

Learn a Language using the Internet and our Library Resources
Find out how to use the Internet and our library resources to learn a foreign language. Prerequisite: Internet Level 1

For registration information, visit our calendar or call 407.835.7323

The following new class will be offered in Haitian-Creole:

Ki sa ki nouvo nan Microsoft Office 2007
Dekouvri sa ki nouvo nan Microsoft Office 2007 (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Publisher) Klas ou bezwen avan sa: Fondasyon Òdinatè Nivo I

Pou enfomasyon sou anrejistreman: Visite Sit Kalandrie ou byen rele 407.835.7323

Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

Get All Your Career Research Done With Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Whether you want to be a resort worker, an attorney, a retail manager or an accountant, find the information necessary to plan your career with Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. This database profiles more than 2,000 jobs in 90 industries, with information on job descriptions, duties, work environment, salary range, employment prospects, training and more.

.: Have An Exam? Not Sure What To Expect? Come Practice With OCLS!

LearATest consists of practice examinations for a variety of tests. You can prepare for exams, receive practice tests scores and keep track of your progress. Learnatest can also be used to practice business writing, job searching, resume writing, and interviewing for jobs. Start out on your path to success today!

.: Play The Virtual Barbecue Game And Learn Healthy Eating Habits Just In Time For Summer!

With summer just a month away, we all know how important it is to stay fit and healthy. Choose your food groups and get information on your eating habits. Resources on healthy living, exercising and facts on dieting and nutrition are also available. Play the Virtual Barbecue Game now!

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