Computer Training Classes
All classes will meet in the Training/Conference Room. (unless otherwise noted)
Prior registration is required; come to the Information Desk or call 810-0314.
Introduction to Computers: Gateway to the World Wide Web
Are you a computer novice? This hands-on computer course is designed for individuals with little or no previous experience. The course will focus on developing skills in the following areas: 1) Basic understanding of the Windows environment. 2) Ability to use the computer mouse. 3) Ability to use the computer keyboard. 4) Ability to access computer programs and files. This class is limited to 8 participants.
Introduction to the Internet
This class is designed for library patrons who have little or no experience with the Internet, but who are basically competent with using a computer. Learn Internet terminology and how to access the Internet from home, work, and at the library. Emphasis will be on browsing the Internet using an Internet browser’s toolbars, menus, and hypertext links. The class lasts approximately two hours and is limited to 8 participants.
Intermediate Internet: Using Search Engines
Contact Zina Shevchik at 458-9274 (press 0) to register for this class. This class is designed for library patrons who have experience using the Internet, and are very familiar with using the computer mouse, keyboard and the Windows environment. Learn the best methods of searching the Internet. We will explore the many search engines and directories available to aid you in your informational quest. WARNING: This is not an Introduction to the Internet. We ask that you have already spent time online and have a modest understanding of the Internet. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours.
Basic Word Processing and File Management
This class explores the basic features of the Microsoft Word 2007 Screen from top to bottom. The purpose of this class is to encourage students to perform basic editing functions on a prepared document, to create a folder in Windows Explorer, and to save the document to the folder. Students should have dexterity with the mouse, keyboard experience, familiarity with the Windows environment, and a sense of humor. The 2-1/2 hour class is limited to six students.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
This class will explore the basic features of Excel. Students will learn how to create a worksheet and perform simple calculations and manipulations with data. Students should be familiar with the Windows environment, the keyboard and be able to use a mouse. Students may take this more than once if they feel they need more practice with the basics. This class will be two hours and is limited to eight students.
Microsoft Excel 2007 II
This class is designed for library patrons who have completed the Introduction to Excel class or are already familiar with the basics of entering and manipulating data in an Excel worksheet. Topics such as sorting data, customizing tables and creating graphs and charts will be explored. This two hour class is limited to eight students.
Facebook For Beginners
What is Facebook? Why do I need it? Once I have it, how do I use it? Once I start using it, how do I keep myself safe? In this Social Media Lecture, you will learn basic survival tools for navigating the hazards and joys of Facebook. Designed for those library patrons who have already created – or are thinking of creating – a facebook account. Basic understanding of computer terminology and function is helpful. Class size is limited to eight students.
Overdrive Downloadable Audiobooks
Come in and learn the basics of downloading digital audiobooks from our free Overdrive service. You will learn the basics of the MP3 and WMA formats and how to search for and check out audio titles from our digital catalog (digitalcollection.uhls.org). In general, if you have an MP3 player, a PC, an Ipod or a smartphone you can download audiobooks free of charge using your library card number. We will then transfer the digital title to an MP3 device. The Overdrive service is free of charge to use, as long as you have a valid library card number. Feel free to bring your laptop and/or players so that we can practice after class. Class size is limited to eight students.
Do you have a Kindle/Nook/Ipad/Android device and need to learn how to use it? These one hour clinics will teach you the basics of using your device, as well as how to download free ebooks from the library’s digital catalog. Please feel free to bring in your device into the class. If you are unable to make these dates/times please contact Peggy Mello, the library’s ebook librarian to schedule a one-on-one session.
One on One Computer Help
Would you like one on one computer help with learning how to set up an email account? Or how to get started on Microsoft Word or Excel? Or how to search the Internet? Or learn what a Facebook page is? The library is now offering 30 minute sessions with someone who is proficient in all the major email providers, MS Office, searching the Internet, and Facebook. She will be able to get you started with almost any common everyday computer/internet questions. Sign up for a 30 minute time slot by calling the Information Desk at 810-0314.
Interviewing Tips and Techniques
Library volunteer Sharon Parkis will present an informative session on Interviewing Tips and Techniques. Sharon has a background in both training and human resources. This small group session will be limited to eight participants. Please contact the Information Desk at 810-0314 to register for this program.
Job Search Website Help
If you are interested in a session overviewing career websites contact the Information Desk at 810-0314.
Winway Resume Deluxe
Try out our new resume software. This 2 hour session led by library staff will take class participants through the step-by-step process of building a resume. Winway software will be available for patrons to use during regular library hours.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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