Bookings are now open for our Modbury Digital Hub training sessions in the Library. There are lots of group and one on one sessions to choose from covering topics such as Facebook, online jobseeking, how to get savvy with your iPad, digital photos with Picasa, Internet basics, computing basics, how to get the best from Google, online shopping and more.
Come along to learn new skills and have some fun!
See our website for all the session details http://www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au/hubtraining or call us at the Library. Bookings are essential for all sessions and can be made at the Library or by phone on (08) 8397 7333.
You may recall that we are becoming the Modbury Digital Hub in 2013 as part of the National Broadband Network roll out.
The first stage will be a revamp of the Training Room beginning tomorrow Thursday January 3. We’ll be taking out all of the PCs from this room and most of the furniture to make way for some building works and some new equipment.
You’ll still be able to book and use any of the other PCs in the Library. We anticipate we’ll be able to use the room again from January 28.
The City of Tea Tree Gully Library has some exciting news for 2013…
We have been awarded a grant from the Australian Government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy to spend on setting up a National Broadband Network Digital Hub. We’re using this money to get some computers, iPads and more, as well as create lots of new training sessions. It’s all about the new high-speed Internet connection and showing you the different ways you can benefit from it.
The Digital Hub is set to launch in February 2013 along with our brand new Internet Training program. We’ll give you news and information on this fantastic program as we get it, but for now you can click the links to find out more!
The SA Government has created a great website for anyone who would like to learn how to use the Internet safely, securely and at their own pace.
Whether you’re a complete beginner, have dabbled a little bit or have some experience and are keen to learn more, FowardIT will assist you to develop the skills you need.
The site has three main sections with many self paced sessions for you to work through, featuring helpful videos and graphics to make learning easy and interesting.
Features sessions on getting started on the Internet, Email, Online Safety, Facebook, Skype, how to use your tablet, even Online Dating, plus lots more.
This section helps with skills required in today’s workplace such as basic word processing and spreadsheets, document management, creating presentations and Internet searching.
For Small Business
Assistance for small business with eCommerce, setting up a PayPal account, social media for small business, website development, as well as tools such as inventory and teleconferencing.
There really is something for everyone, so take a look and learn some new skills and remember to refer your friends and family to the site too.
Now that we’re settled into the One Card network, we’re looking forward to resuming our Internet Training program.
Over the next few months we will be running our ever-popular Picasa, Google Basics and Facebook for Beginners sessions. A new addition to the program is Get More from the One Card Catalogue, where you can learn how to use our new catalogue to search for your favourite titles and place holds on material from other One Card libraries.
See our website for more information, and don’t forget to book by calling 8397 7333.
The Library Internet Training Program has been be postponed until July 2012.
For the next couple of months we will be concentrating all our time and effort on the implementation of our new library management system, as part of the statewide One Library Card project.
Within three years this project will connect all of South Australia’s public libraries, making your library card a passport to libraries across South Australia.
We apologise for any inconvenience this postponement may cause but look forward to bringing you more training sessions later in the year. Details of July sessions will be available from early June.
The Library’s Internet Training program and Basic Computer Skills for Beginners sessions have finished for 2010.
Both will recommence in February next year.
View the Library’s Internet Training webpage in January for details of the 2011 program.
A great big thankyou to our wonderful Basic Computer Skills volunteers who have used their vast experience, skills and patience to assist over 300 computer beginners this year!
Their hard work has really been appreciated by those they have assisted and by the staff of the Library.
If you’re a keen reader who would like to find out what’s new in the world of books and how to find great reads via the Library catalogue, then come along to our Discover great reads online @ your Library session on Wednesday 21 July from 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Library staff will introduce you to our online resource Good Reading Online and to Library Thing for Libraries, an enhancement to our catalogue designed to make finding great reads easier.
Book in next time you’re in the Library or give us a ring on 8397 7333. Bookings open Friday 2 July.
If you’re interested in finding out what other training sessions the Library offers, visit our Internet Training webpage.
Good Reading Online
If books are your thing and you’re keen to keep up with all the goings on in the literary world, then Good Reading Online is for you!
The Library subscribes to Good Reading Online, which is an exact digital copy of Good Reading Magazine (which is in the Library collection) and is available to library users via the Library’s databases page.
You can read the latest edition of the magazine, access issues dating back to 2001 and search all of these issues for articles about your favourite authors or books.
You can also access additional features on the GR Home website, such as book reviews, First Chapters, take part in reader forums, enter competitions and find resources for book groups plus much more.
As part of the Library’s Internet Training program, we will be running some sessions called Books and Collectables Online @ the Library starting in August.They will feature Good Reading Online and one of our other online resources, PriceIt, a database for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles.
If you’re interested, check out our Internet Training page for session times and booking details.
Keen to get started or already using email but have some more questions? We’ll help you to find the answers!
Bring along your query to a 45 minute, one on one session with our volunteers, where you can get help to start your own free web based email account with Yahoo or develop skills to send and receive emails, reply to and forward messages or send attachments.
Sessions are free and are held every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm, starting 9 June. Bookings are essential and can be made at the Library or by telephone on (08) 8397 7333.
Please note: These sessions can only assist with web-based email (if you already have an account, please bring along your login details and password) and do not cover Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express.