Computer Classes Descriptions

Introduction to the PC/Internet/Email:
In this course you will learn about the different components of the computer, how to turn it on and off properly, and how to begin using Internet Explorer to browse websites and perform basic search functions. We also discuss a generalization of email, how it works and the easiest way to establish an email account. We also cover the basics of the Microsoft Windows desktop along with essential navigational tools to get the most out of your computing experience.

Basic Microsoft Word/Excel 2010:
Learn the basics about word processing using Microsoft's newest version of its popular word processing application Word 2010. And Learn about basic spreadsheets and using them to compute financial data with simple formulas, using the robust spreadsheet program Excel 2010.

Intermediate Microsoft Word/Excel 2010:
Become familiar with tools in Microsoft Word 2010 that make document creation faster and easier- inserting headers and footers, page numbers, using borders, creating labels and envelopes and learn how to create graphs and charts in Microsoft Excel 2010, along with inserting formulas into spreadsheets.

Advanced Microsoft Word/Excel 2010:
This class teaches advanced features of Microsoft Word, including mail merge wizard, accessing templates, creating tables, working with citations and bibliography information, along with Microsoft Excel 2010 working with multiple spreadsheets inside one workbook, linking sheets together and using linking formulas in a multi-worksheet environment.

Basic Microsoft Publisher 2010:
This course teaches the publication program Microsoft Publisher 2010 including how to publish/create calendars, flyers, banners, bulletins, and common event handouts. We will also demonstrate the use of example files also called templates to help facilitate easy and professional looking publications.

Other Classes:
Along with the regularly scheduled classes our Reference Department sponsors one class per month dedicated to many different topics covering:

• GENEALOGY
• USING THE OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) how to place holds, eBooks, renew books
• GOOGLE (How to do advanced searching in the Google engine)
• SHOPPING & SOCIALIZING
• DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

As new technologies and software applications come to market we tailor our programs accordingly. If you are interested in a specific class please talk with the computer class scheduling coordinator located at the Main Library or he can be reached by giving him a call:

John Reece
Network Administrator I.T.
Tuscaloosa Public Library
1801 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-345-5820 ext 1262
Email: jdreece@tuscaloosa-library.org


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