Technology Training Classes
Open Tech Lab: Do you have technology questions or need further assistance with OverDrive and Zinio? Bring your eReaders, tablets, laptops or other electronic devices and stop in anytime during this two-hours open lab for one-on-one assistance on a variety of computer topics. There are multiple sessions & locations to choose from. Registration is not required and the lab is first-come, first-served.
Thursday, March 26 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Park Branch - 1119 N. Bechtle Ave., Springfield, OH - (937) 322-2498
Wednesday, April 22 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH - (937) 328-6903
Social Media Basics: Learn the basics of Facebook and Twitter including creating an account, posting, tweeting and protecting your privacy online. An e-mail address is required. Windows 7 laptops will be provided for this class. Keyboard and mouse skills are required. There are two sessions to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Space is limited to 6 adults. Call or stop by the Reference Desk to register.
Wednesday, April 8 - 2:30-4:30 PM - Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH - (937) 328-6903
Computer Basics: Windows 8.1: Learn about Windows 8.1 features such as tiles, charms bar, and other new features. Keyboard & mouse skills required. A Windows 8.1 laptop can be provided or you are welcome to bring your own Windows 8.1 laptop or tablet. There are two sessions to choose from. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each class. Space is limited to 6 adults.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:00-3:00 PM - Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH - (937) 328-6903
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 1:00-3:00 PM - Gaier Room - Main Library, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH - (937) 328-6903
No time for a Class? Book a One-on-One Computer Training Session
Schedule a free 60 minute one-on-one computer training session with a library staff member. Training sessions are for adult and by appointment only. Available training sessions are Windows 7 Basics, Windows 8 Basics, Internet Basics, E-mail Basics, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Library Catalog & Databases. Computer training sessions are conducted on library PCs, patrons must have a valid Clark County Public Library card for training sessions.To schedule an appointment, please fill out the One-on-One Computer Training Session form and turn it in at the Reference Desk or at any Clark County Public Library location. Any Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 or e-mail email@example.com.
Library staff cannot provide assistance with: secretarial work (typing or proofreading), online shopping, online tax assistance, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc.), installing hardware or software, or troubleshooting problems on home computer or laptop.
No time for a Class? Book a One-on-One eReader Training Session
Schedule a free 60 minute one-on-one, eReader training session with a library staff member. Training sessions are for adults and by appointment only. Training is for any handheld device, i.e. Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android Tablet, or Windows devices. Users will learn how to connect to the library’s Wif-fi, download free digital content (eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, etc.), and other features of your device. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the One-on-One eReader/Tablet Training Session form and turn it in at the Reference Desk or at any Clark County Public Library location. Any Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at (937) 328-6903 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want More Computer Classes? Try Gale Courses - Free Online Courses!
Gale Courses offer a wide range of highly interactive classes that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in as many courses as you would like with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Find a full list of the over 500 courses offered here - http://education.gale.com/l-spri44275/.
Here's a few to get you started:
Computer Fundamental Courses - Introduction to Windows 7, Introduction to Windows 8, Computer Skills for the Workplace, Introduction to PC Troubleshooting, Keyboarding, Introduction to Programming, Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners, Understanding the Cloud.
Microsoft Office Courses - Introduction to Microsoft Word (2007, 2010), Intermediate Microsoft Word (2007, 2010), Introduction to Microsoft Excel (2007, 2010, 2013), Intermediate Microsoft Excel (2007, 2010), Advanced Microsoft Excel (2007, 2010), Introduction to Microsoft Access (2007, 2010), Intermediate Microsoft Access (2007, 2010), Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (2010), Introduction to Microsoft Outlook (2007, 2010, 2013), Introduction to Microsoft Publisher (2007, 2010, 2013), What's New In Microsoft Office (2007, 2010, 2013), Introduction to Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac.
PC Security Courses - Introduction to PC Security, Advanced PC Security.
Graphic and Multimedia Design Courses - Introduction to Photoshop (CS5, CS6), Intermediate Photoshop (CS5,CS6), Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer, Introduction to InDesign (CS5,CS6), Intermediate InDesign CS5, Introduction to Illustrator (CS5, CS6).
Web Technology - Achieving Top Search Engine Positions, Designing Effective Websites, Creating Web Pages, Advanced Web Pages, How to Get Started in Game Development.
Want More Computer Classes? Try Learning Express Library - Computer Skills Center!
Get Started with Your Computer - Computer Basics: Roles of Computer, Personal Computer Fundamentals, The Basics of Windows 7, Customizing Windows 7, Application Basics, Organizing Data, Web Browsing, Printing, & Maintenance and Security.
Get Started with the Internet - Internet Basics: What is the Internet?, Surfing the Internet, The Internet as a Search Tool, Using One-on-One Communications, Email Etiquette, Branching Out Using the Internet, Understanding Social Networking, Using Web Tools, & Protecting Yourself Online.
Popular Software tools: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Corel WordPerfect X3.
Learn Computer Graphics and Illustration: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop.
Understanding Your Operating System: Windows Operating System (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8) & Mac Operating Systems (Mac OS X Leopoard Desktop)