This month the Technology Training Center will present two programs on internet privacy and several social media workshops. The Center will also offer an opportunity for patrons to have a professional photo taken for use in social media profiles. Once again, Greenwich High School Senior interns are back to assist TTC staff and patrons with technology from May 18 through June 19.
All year long, Greenwich Library training staff is available to help you explore new technologies and develop the skills you need to make your online life more productive and enjoyable. Classes are one hour long and offered in a comfortable environment for all participants, regardless of level, and are open to the public at no charge unless otherwise indicated.
Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m., Privacy in Social Media Accounts
Social media sites are popular places for people to find and misuse information. Learn how to control your privacy settings and the information that can be publicly accessed on some of the more popular social networking sites.
Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m., Trending Monthly: Internet Privacy
Trending Monthly is a new program designed to improve quality of life by introducing and demonstrating what's hot and trending in technology - ranging from productivity, personal and family use, safety and security. Instructor: Lance Pendleton.
Friday, May 8 at 2 p.m., Basic Computing
In this class we will first assess the needs of attendees, then review basic computer and Internet use including search, email, creating documents and file management. Newbies welcome!
Monday, May 11 from 2-3:30 p.m., LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs
LinkedIn is a powerful platform and database, boasting over 250 million members. For entrepreneurs, this is a database of potential clients or contacts. This presentation is for those with an existing profile interested in generating additional visibility and sales. Presented by Noelle Gross.
Wednesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Career Coach: Microsoft Access
Sponsored by Southwestern CTWorks, the Career Coach is offering two, 2-hour Microsoft Access Database training sessions. Level 1 training is at 10 am and level 2 at 1 pm. The Coach bus is fully equipped with 10 PC work stations and Internet access and is parked outside the Library's West Putnam Avenue entrance. Arrive early to sign-up.
Wednesday, May 13 from 6-8:00 p.m., SCORE Search Engine Optimization for Small Businesses
This workshop will take a critical look at Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for small business owners - how to be found and improve your position in search engine listings, and how to optimize websites and social media for organic (unpaid) and local search. We will discuss web and social media best practices and how to use analytics to measure and improve rankings. Sponsored by Peterson Business Programs and presented by David Hoffman, Founder of Search Smart Marketing. Monday,
May 18 - Friday, June 19 from 9-3 p.m., GHS Technology Center Interns
A group of seniors from Greenwich High School will assist Technology Training Center staff with their public programs. Interns will help with introductory and advanced computer skills, internet searching and library resources. Interns are also available for one-on-one tech help by appointment.
Monday, May 18 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 6-8:00 p.m., Professional Profile Photo Shoot
This is an opportunity to have a quality head shot taken by professional photographer for your online profile. Come prepared to have your picture taken. Up to 3 digital files will be delivered by email to each attendee at no charge. Preference given to registered attendees. Walk-ins will be accepted, time permitting. Register using our online calendar.
Wednesday, May 20 at 11 a.m., Trending Monthly: Best Health Apps
Explore the latest health and wellness apps using technology you already own or have access to. Trending Monthly is a new program designed to improve quality of life by introducing and demonstrating what's hot and trending in technology - ranging from productivity, personal and family use, safety and security. Instructor: Lance Pendleton.
Regular Library Technology Training Center Programming
• From Monday, May 18 through Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., a group of seniors from Greenwich High School will be interning at Greenwich Library, assisting and supporting Technology staff and Library patrons.
• Every Saturday in May from 1 to 1:30 p.m., students can attend Volunteer Orientation for Tech Support positions.
• The Library's regular Drop-in Computer Lab is offered three times each week: on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and Thursdays at 3 p.m., from May 2-30. Get hands-on assistance with new gadgets, downloading eBooks and audiobooks using OverDrive, Library databases, Microsoft Office, Internet search, email, online forms, social media, job search, basic computing and more with Library staff. Use your own device or practice with ours.
For more information email Training Center staff, call (203) 625-6508, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/TechnologyTrainingCenter.aspx.
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