Main Library Technology Program

Introduction to Facebook - Bloomington

Monday, May 13, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class will introduce participants to Facebook. We will cover the basics of Facebook: from setting up an account, to adding friends, to liking pages, and uploading pictures. In addition, participants will be shown how to use Facebook's timeline, and how to sort the news feed. Registrants must have an email account and have basic computer skills.

Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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Social Networking and You - Bloomington

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
What can your social network do for you? This class explores the different uses of social networking sites such as FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Participants will learn about privacy management as well as advantages and issues surrounding the use of social networking in job searches and the workplace. Attendees must have an e-mail account and basic computer skills.

Presenter: 
Dr. Noriko Hara's SLIS Students

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Email Basics - Bloomington - CANCELED

Monday, April 22, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What is email? How do I sign up for an email account? Once I have an email account, what kinds of things can I do with it (attachments, address book, folders)? These topics and more will be covered in this brief overview of email intended for patrons that have at least some minimal past computer and Internet experience. We will be setting up email accounts with Gmail in this class. There will also be time for patrons to ask specific questions about email.

Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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Microsoft Word for Beginners - Bloomington

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this class patrons will learn how to open Microsoft Word, how to create and save a new document, how to setup formatting (font/paragraph/alignment), how to make lists, how to make tables, and much more. Just the basic functions of Word will be explored so this class is intended for patrons with minimal or no experience with Microsoft Word. There will also be time for patrons to ask specific questions about Word. Patrons registering for this course should have basic computer skills or have taken the computer basics class offered by the library.

Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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Email Basics - Bloomington - CANCELED

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What is email? How do I sign up for an email account? Once I have an email account, what kinds of things can I do with it (attachments, address book, folders)? These topics and more will be covered in this brief overview of email intended for patrons that have at least some minimal past computer and Internet experience. We will be setting up email accounts with Gmail in this class. There will also be time for patrons to ask specific questions about email.

Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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Computer Basics - Bloomington - CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This class is intended for patrons that have no prior (or minimal) experience using a computer. In this class, patrons will learn how to login to a computer at the library, how to use a mouse, how to change desktop backgrounds and screensavers, and much more. There will also be time for patrons to ask specific questions about using a computer.

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Austin T. Stroud
Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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Budgeting with Microsoft Excel - Bloomington

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presented by Indiana University's Technology Management Club (Kelley School of Business), this program will show participants how to prepare and maintain a budget using Microsoft Excel. Registrants will be shown how to utilize templates built into Excel, as well as build their own budget spreadsheets.

Presenter: 
Indiana University Technology Management Club

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Microsoft Excel Basics - Bloomington

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In this class, participants will learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. This is a popular spreadsheet application that allows users to keep track of budgets and finances, create charts, and organize information. Participants registering for this course should have at least basic computer skills, or take the basic computer course at the library.

Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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Online Job Searching - Bloomington

Friday, March 1, 2013 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In this class, participants will learn how to effectively search for a job using the Internet. We will explore area employer websites such as Indiana University, Ivy Tech, IU Health/Bloomington Hospital, Monroe Hospital, Herald Times, etc. In addition, we will explore some state and national job websites such as Indiana Career Connect, Craigslist, CareerBuilder, Monster, and Indeed. Registrants must have an email account and have basic computer skills.

Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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Internet Basics - Bloomington

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This class will provide a basic overview of the types of information that is available via the Internet for patrons. We will cover everything from reading news, finding reliable sources of information, to how to decide on an Internet browser. Patrons should have basic computing skills (or take the computer basics class) prior to taking this class. There will also be time for patrons to ask specific questions about the Internet.

Presenter: 
Austin Stroud

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