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Friday, August 29, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Online Job PortalDo you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.  

To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

9:30 a.m.

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library offers a drop-in job seekers clinic the first Tuesday of each month.

Individual assistance available to support resume creation, job searches and applications.

1:30 p.m.

Jobseekers ImageDrop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:

  • Create an email account
  • Start, revise, save, and upload a resume
  • Save a profile on job searching websites
  • Work on an online application

Computers will be reserved for job-searching activities on a first-come, first served basis.  You will be asked a few questions to help us meet your needs.  Time limits will apply.
 

2:00 p.m.

The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library will meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. 

The clinic provides hands-on support to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.

During the clinic, we can help you get started with basic job search tasks:

DC Job Seekers logo

  • Create an email account
  • Search for jobs online
  • Create and save a sample job search
  • Write a resume
  • Work on an online application
  • Find useful books and other resource materials

For more information, please contact Northeast Library at 202-698-0058.

4:00 p.m.

For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. Overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well.

You will learn to:

  • Identify basic computer components and operating system features.
  • Execute basic mouse techniques.
  • Perform basic keyboard strokes and functions.
  • Identify and navigate the features of the desktop.
  • Open and exit software programs.
  • Identify and navigate the Windows environment of Microsoft software applications.
  • Create and save a document to the desktop or to a flash drive.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.

6:15 p.m.

Learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: M. Welker
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
  • Execute multiple text-selection techniques.
  • Apply basic formatting features.
  • Perform the Copy/Cut and Paste functions.
  • Execute the "Find and Replace" and "Go To" features.
  • Explore a variety of templates for creating letters, résumés, faxes, reports, stationery and more.
  • Apply themes, page borders, page colors and watermarks.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Picture of help wanted sign

The Job Seekers Clinic at Shepherd Park Library meets on Wednesdays, once a week, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


The clinic provides hands-on support for basic activities in an online job search:

  • Create an email account
  • Create a Monster.com account
  • Create and save a sample job search
  • Start a resume
  • Work on an online application

For more information, call the Shepherd Park Library, (202) 541-6100.

2:30 p.m.

This workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer.  Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction. You will also learn to compose your cover letter, so that it provides the perfect introduction to your résumé and effectively solicits an interview.  Instruction in the above will occur during the first hour of the workshop and the opportunity to work on your own résumé individually will be available during second hour of Lab time.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Rm. 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate. Please see below for required documents.

You will learn:
•    Different résumé styles, e.g. chronological, functional, etc., and which one works best for your work history.
•    The basic structure of résumé content and the effective use of keywords & action verbs
•    The various ways to save a résumé
•    Different styles of cover letters
•    Essential cover letter content
•    The best format for submitting or uploading a résumé and a cover letter online

Required Documents: Please bring your own flash drive with your résumé saved on it or be prepared to download your résumé from your established email account.

•    If you have a paper copy of your résumé, please feel free to bring it and we will scan it into an editable format, so that you can work on it during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.

•    If you do not have a résumé at all, please bring enough information regarding your work history, education, and career goals to begin to populate a MS Word résumé template during Lab time. Please have an established email account to which your résumé can be sent.

5:30 p.m.

Need help with your job search? Come to the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic where you will receive individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:

  •      Creating an email account;
  •      Establishing a job board account;
  •      Building your résumé;
  •      Conducting online job searches; and
  •      Completing online job applications.

The clinic will run from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab, Room 311.

Questions? Call 202-727-1471.

7:00 p.m.

Skills-building workshops for those on the job market. Free & open to the public. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details and registration.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

(All day)

This is a monthly workshop focused on helping job seekers.

Each month will feature different topics, such as resume clinics, online job searching, using social media in job searching, and other topics by special guest speakers.

Check our monthly calendar at the branch or call 202-576-7252 for more details.

1:00 p.m.

resumesStop by the library in person or call 202-724-4298 to schedule an appointment 1-7 p.m.

Help with resumes, cover letters, application forms, and other aspects of the job search process.


2:00 p.m.

Learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic elements and features of the Internet Explorer browser environment.
  • Navigate the Web using hyperlinks.
  • Explore the features and advantages of various search engines and directories.
  • Perform simple Web searches and explore various job search engines.
  • Copy and paste Web text and graphics to a Word document.

Bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

5:30 p.m.

Learn more features of this word-processing software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Navigate and adjust default settings.
  • Create and insert stylized headers and footers, footnotes, table of contents, indexes and cover pages.
  • Insert, move and resize graphics, SmartArt and stylized text boxes.
  • Engage and apply the bullets and numbering features.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

7:00 p.m.

A break-out session that allows those on the job market to network and develop strategies. Free & open to the public. Please direct questions to megan.mcnitt@dc.gov.

Friday, September 5, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Job seekers

Looking for a job? Staff are available to assist with a variety of job search activities including:

  • Resume review
  • Creation of an email address
  • Online applications
  • Online job searches


10:00 a.m.

DC Job SeekersCome one, come all to a casual resume drop-in clinic and hands-on introduction to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.

In this casual but informative workshop, patrons will learn the necessary steps in job seeking, from resume building to interview basics with online resources available completely free of charge through DC Public Library's homepage. Gain access to online tutorials, resume templates, and more with this visual walk-through of the DC Job Seekers website.

Need a change but don't know where to start? DC Job Seekers offers more than just resume building and links to job search engines. Use the Career Exploration Web Guide to find descriptions of vocational and technical careers, or use Career Zone to assess yourself and the job best suited for you.

Discover these job-seeking tools and more at the Francis A. Gregory Library. For those wishing to learn more but unable to stay, handouts with steps for accessing DC Public Library's Job Seekers info will be provided to take home.

For more information, please contact the Francis A. Gregory Library at 202-698-6373.

12:00 p.m.

Online Job PortalDo you need assistance filling out an online application or proofing your resume? If so, please sign up at the Digital Commons Desk for a one-on-one half-hour session, email digital.commons@dc.gov, or call 202-727-1175.  

To ease your application process, it is requested that you have a working email address.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

3:00 p.m.

image of a computerThese are workshops designed to teach the basic skills of computer use. Classes are designed for people who have limited or no computer skills.  Over the course of the sessions, participants will gain comfort with computers, gain experience using the keyboard and mouse, and develop the ability to easily find, store, and produce documents such as Word documents.  Participants will develop the skills needed to accomplish tasks such as filling out online job applications and other online forms, sending emails, and finding information online.  

Sessions will cover:  August 24 - Typing Basics; September 7 - Using the Internet; September 21 - Setting up Email.  For more information, call (202) 541-6100.  
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Employment Application GraphicNeed help with your job search?

Stop by for personalized help with:

  • Creating an email account
  • Preparing a resume
  • Filling out online job applications

Mondays until 12 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

Review the basic and advanced Google search tools, techniques and features, e.g. Google Images, Google Maps & StreetView, Google Alerts, etc. Learn to use Boolean search terms and various punctuations and characters to refine your search results. Explore two social and professional networking sites: Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com.

Instructor: N. Shiner
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the advanced elements and features of the Google search engine.
  • Conduct searches using Boolean search terms.
  • Modify your search strategy with various punctuations.
  • Explore Meetup.com and LinkedIn.com for their advantages as social and professional networking sites.
  • Copy and paste Web text and graphics to a Word document.

Bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

4:00 p.m.

Get a basic, hands-on overview of the HTML 5 and the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) programming languages and discover their inter-related capacity to produce dynamic web pages. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: T. Nguyen
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Web I Basics, Web II Intermediate, Email Basics and HTML Basics. A significant amount of typing is required!

You will learn to:

  • Insert HTML 5 tags
  • Apply CSS syntax to HTML 5 elements
  • Insert various style sheets using CSS
  • Save your enhanced .html document to your flash drive or send it to your email account.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents.

6:30 p.m.

Learn the basic features for creating a dynamic PowerPoint (slide show) presentation. This software is widely used in the workplace and in educational settings. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Word II Intermediate.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft PowerPoint window.
  • Create a simple slide presentation using the installed themes and design templates.
  • Identify and engage the three working panes of the PowerPoint environment.
  • Edit and customize each slide and insert SmartArt graphics and links.
  • Insert additional slides and delete unwanted slides.
  • Activate the slide show presentation.
  • Save the presentation as a slide show (.ppsx) and as a presentation (.pptx).

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

7:00 p.m.

Skills-building workshops for those on the job market. Free & open to the public. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov for details and registration.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

10:00 a.m.

DCPL's Job Seekers logo.    Need assistance with your job search? Get one-on-one support with staff at the lower level information desk for basic activities in an online job search:
 

  •     Create an email account
  •     Start a resume
  •     Work on an online application
  •     Learn about the job seeking process
  •     Create a Monster.com account
  •     Create and save a sample job search

 

 
 

 

1:00 p.m.

Learn to find and assess quality online health information. This class will be 2.5 hours. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructors: A. Muhammad, PIA International, Inc.
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Navigate medical websites.
  • Evaluate medical websites for updates and active links.
  • Research personal health issues.
  • Make informed health decisions based on information retrieved from credible health websites.

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health and the D.C. Department of Health's HIV/AIDS Administration. Presented by the Project for Intermediate Advocates.

Bring your own flash drive to save class documents, or send them to your email account.

1:30 p.m.

Jobseekers ImageDrop in for one-on-one support with basic online job search activities:

  • Create an email account
  • Start, revise, save, and upload a resume
  • Save a profile on job searching websites
  • Work on an online application

Computers will be reserved for job-searching activities on a first-come, first served basis.  You will be asked a few questions to help us meet your needs.  Time limits will apply.
 

4:15 p.m.

Enhance your computer software and webpage development skills with self-paced online training that offer video presentations and step-by-step instructions.

Instructor: D. P. Grogan
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and basic mouse and keyboarding skills.

Class Objectives: The following four online training websites will be featured during the Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT) Lab:

NOTE: Please bring your own earbuds for individual listening.
6:00 p.m.

Learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis.

Instructor: M. Welker
Computer Lab, Room 311

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics.

You will learn to:

  • Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window.
  • Build a simple budget spreadsheet, using data entry and cell navigation skills.
  • Format and edit spreadsheet data, using common and unique formatting features.
  • Create simple formulas.
  • Use the AutoSum feature.
  • Explore the Insert Function feature for all other mathematical operations available in Excel.
  • Engage the Chart Gallery to create a chart based on the simple budget database created in class.

Please bring your own flash drive to save class documents or send them to your email account.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Picture of help wanted sign

The Job Seekers Clinic at Shepherd Park Library meets on Wednesdays, once a week, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.


The clinic provides hands-on support for basic activities in an online job search:

  • Create an email account
  • Create a Monster.com account
  • Create and save a sample job search
  • Start a resume
  • Work on an online application

For more information, call the Shepherd Park Library, (202) 541-6100.