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Triumphs in Tech

Greetings and felicitations fair Library reader! Welcome to Triumphs in Tech, where we tell you about all the amazing things coming to you care of our e-Services Department. This month is a real doozy. After our initial trial run of Zoom computer classes—you did know we have Zoom Tech classes, right?—we are bringing to you this month seventeen, 17!, classes to help you get the skills you need.

Employment Success

Here you will find classes geared towards successes in job searches. Under the banner of Stand Out in Your Job Search we have three classes; “Create the Perfect Resume”, “Marketing Yourself Online”, and “Smart Ways to Apply Online”. In our modern job market there are tips and tools which are wholly different from the employment sphere of ten or twenty years ago. We hope that, with these classes, you’ll have a leg up on the competition.

Library Services

There are a lot of amazing things you can do with your library card. Sure, there are books but those are just the things to get you in the door. With card in hand there are so many more tools at your disposal than just a book. We’re talking databases, and digital content. Want to learn a language, trace your family tree, or start a business? Your library card has access to them all. Right now, we have for you two classes, “Downloading Ebooks for Beginners” and “Downloading Ebooks for Experts”. Expect to see more classes in the coming months!

Protect Yourself and Your Tech

Let’s be real for a second. As the entire world has moved online thanks to our trying times it has become more important than ever to keep yourself safe while on the internet. To that end, we bring you several classes to delight your senses. I’m sure you’ve probably done a bit of online shopping. But have you been safe about it? Find out with “Deal or Steal: Shop Online Safely”. Did you know that not everything written down is true? Probably. But in an era when fortunes are made making the unreal seem real it is the perfect time for a class like “How to Spot Fake News”. Between the shopping and the surfing, you are going to encounter a lot of potential pitfalls on the internet. Find out how to keep yourself safe with “Protect Yourself from Online Identity Theft”.

Small Businesses and Side Hustles

With more and more of us working from home we are seeing people try their hands at making their own business. Or maybe you already have a business and you want to make the most of it. Either way, we have some classes for you! Want to make something new? Try out our, “Easy 3D Design with Tinkercad” class. Got a book just itching to break free? Well we’ve got you covered with “Editing Your Ebook” and “Get Published at the Library!” Of course, once you make your thing and publish your book, you’re going to want to have a place to show it off. Why don’t you try out our “Web Design for Small Businesses and Side Hustles” class where we show you some great places to make an easy and beautiful site. Then, as the money starts rolling in, you’re going to need to keep an eye on your finances. Look no further than

“Keep Track of Your Money in Excel”. And the cherry on top of it all is a little somethin’ for all of you who are working on the run. “Access Your Files No Matter Where Your Office Is” will show you how you can manage your business on the move.

Smartphone Secrets

And if you’re like most of us, you’re probably going to be running that business, in part or in whole, from your phone. So why not make the most of it?! Under our Smartphone Secrets banner check out, “Google (More Than) Maps”, “Hey Google, Ask Siri”, and “Share This!”. Even if you’re not business minded, these classes are great at making you look like a tech wizard.

Whew! That’s a lot! But you know what, it’s worth it. The library has tons of things for you. Services left, right, and center. And, thanks to all our digital options, we are closer to you than ever before. So check us out and see what we have to offer! You can find our full schedule of computer classes here.


Meet the Author

John Carter, Tech Tuesday, Tech TipsHusband, Father, Digital Artist, and Teacher, these are but a few of the hats John Carter wears. If he is not at one of our many public libraries hosting a computer class or helping someone in an appointment you can find John working in his yard practicing hügelkultur, hidden away sketching and writing, making a pilgrimage to Disney World, or trying new recipes in the kitchen.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Jacksonville Public Library