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LinkedIn Workshop

Friday, October 19, 10:30 AM
Meeting Room 3

Looking for a job? Trying to make connections in your field? Join Russell Library's LinkedIn workshop.

New to LinkedIn? Bring an updated resume and digital photograph (on a flash drive or available in email) to create a profile. We’ll help you navigate LinkedIn's data entry system and customize your profile.

For people who already have an account, we can help you develop your contacts, highlight your strengths, and suggest strategies to improve your profile.

Class capacity is 8 seats. Registration suggested; drop-ins accepted if there's room.
Please sign up online or call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2528.

Recommended for people at all stages in their careers.

Topics in Microsoft Excel: Functions for Condition-Based Calculations

Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM
Meeting Room 3

This intermediate Excel course will introduce functions for condition-based calculations. Participants will review concepts for relative and absolute addresses of cells, referencing cells in other worksheets and workbooks, and setting up basic functions. They will also learn how to set up and apply logic functions such as SUMIF, COUNTIF, and AVERAGEIF. 

Previous experience with Excel is recommended. Class capacity is 8 seats. Registration suggested. Please sign up online or call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2520.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Friday, November 2, 10:30 AM
Meeting Room 3

Get started with Microsoft Word in this introductory level class. Participants will learn how to create, format, and save documents. Other topics will include building basic documents with templates, changing font style and size, adjusting text alignment, creating bulleted lists, and inserting images.

Basic understanding of computers and comfort using the keyboard and mouse is recommended.

Class capacity is 8 seats. Registration suggested; drop-ins accepted if there’s room.
Please sign up online or call the Information Services Desk at 860-347-2520.

Microsoft Word: Beyond the Basics

Friday, November 16, 10:30 AM
Meeting Room 3

In this intermediate class, participants will learn to use automation tools in Microsoft Word. Topics will include styles, table creation, image manipulation, headers and footers. Feel free to bring documents to the class on a flash drive with specific questions.

This is a hands-on workshop that will require typing and using the mouse. Basic understanding of and comfort with Microsoft Word is required.

Class capacity is 8 seats. Registration suggested; drop-ins accepted if there’s room.

Please sign up on line or call the Information Desk at 860-347-2520.

Smart Searching: Internet Research, Fact Checking, and Staying Safe

Friday, December 7, 10:30 AM
Meeting Room 3

With so much information available on the web, how do you know what’s worth reading? Learn how to locate fact-based information on the Internet using strong search terms and good sources. Participants will learn how to locate information, determine its source, and weigh its credibility. They will also learn how to search beyond Google for articles, images, and other resources.

Class capacity is 8 seats. Registration suggested; drop-ins accepted if there’s room. Please call the Information Services desk at 860-347-2520 to sign up or register online.

Online Training - Universal Class

Universal Class

Patrons have access to lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.             

From technical courses on computer software to digital photography to babysitting 101, a huge range of topics is available. Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care, plus hundreds more.

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