Friday, 19 June 2009

Learning Sessions July to Sept at the Central Library

Learning Sessions July to Sept at the Central Library. http://twitdoc.com/c/ga5meg
Learn in the library - programme of sessions http://ow.ly/f1MY

Learning Centre, 1st Floor (through the Art Library), Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB – Tel: (0113) 247 8270

Please note: The Learning Sessions booking system has changed. You will not be booked straight onto a session – leave your name and contact details at the Lending Library counter and a librarian will contact you to make sure you are booked onto a session that is right for you. For Family History sessions, please book in the Local and Family History Library.Tel: 0113 2478290

Monday
Introduction to Digital Cameras –
10.30am-12 noon (two-week sessions)
6th & 13th July
17th & 24th August
7th & 14th September
21st & 28th September
Learn the basics of digital photography, using our cameras to point and shoot. Learn what all the buttons do and upload your snaps to the computer.

Tuesday
Word Processing
7th, 14th, 21st July & Thursday 23rd July
18th & 25th August, 1st & 8th September

Use Microsoft Word to make letters, menus, etc. look more professional.
Basic Computer Skills – 2pm-3.30pm
7th July
18th August
15th September

For total beginners. Use a mouse and a keyboard for the first time.

Basic Internet – 2pm-3.30pm
25th August
22nd September
Get to grips with the World Wide Web, with help from us.

Basic Email – 2pm-3.30pm
8th September
29th September
Take your internet skills a bit further by creating an email account.

Wednesday
Introduction to Family History
Using the Internet – 10.30am-12.30pm
(see also Saturday & Sunday)
15th July
29th July
12th August
26th August
9th September
23rd September
Find out which online resources are available to help you research your family tree and learn how to use them.
Please book this session in the
Local and Family History Library.

Introduction to Scanning –
2pm-3.30pm
1st July
12th August
2nd September
Use the scanner to digitise pictures and save them in the right format for printing and emailing.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements –
2pm-4pm
8th July
19th August
9th September

Learn how to use this powerful image editing tool to enhance your pictures.
Photoshop Follow-Up –
2pm-4pm
15th July
26th August
16th September
Take your new Photoshop skills further, using layers to create a poster.

Friday
It’s Never Too Late to Get Online!
(Silver Surfing) – 10.30am-12.30pm
4th September
11th September
18th September
25th September
Think you’re too old to use computers and the internet? Think again! Come to the Learning Centre and see what’s on offer.

Photoshop: Brushes and Patterns –
2pm-4pm
17th July
21st August
18th September
Explore the Brush Tool and Pattern Fills, creating your own custom brushes and patterns.

Saturday
Introduction to Family History
Using the Internet – 2.30pm-4.30pm
(see also Wednesday & Sunday)
25th July
22nd August
19th September
Find out which online resources are available to help you research your family tree and learn how to use them.
Please book this session in the
Local and Family History Library.
S
unday
Introduction to Family History
Using the Internet – 1.30pm-3.30pm
(see also Wednesday & Saturday)
12th July
9th August
6th September
Find out which online resources are available to help you research your family tree and learn how to use them.
Please book this session in the
Local and Family History Library.

If these sessions are at the wrong time for you (or there’s something else you’d like to learn), we may be able to arrange an extra session (although we cannot guarantee this). Please leave your name and contact details with a member of staff.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Innovative Calderdale

What’s it about?

Protect your work and ideas @ Innovative Calderdale.

Everything you need to know, and more, about how to protect your work and ideas.
Due to popular demand, 'Innovative Calderdale' will host an entertaining journey through the facts needed to protect your Intellectual Property.

Renowned experts from the Intellectual Property Office will explain copyright, designs and trade marks.
No matter what business you are in, if you are making a living out of 'your' ideas, then discover your true worth at the event.

In addition, Yorkshire Forward will update you on the range of grants, loans and other support available - such as Business Link's £3k Innovation vouchers - and will also be happy to field individual enquiries at the event on support for potential innovation projects.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue
The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Halifax
Date
17 June 2009
Register here
To book your free place, contact the team on 01422 399 400 or email reception@innovationhalifax.net

Monday, 8 June 2009

directories and related resources for jobseekers and businesses

Leeds directories from Leeds Library and Information Service -
a series of directories and related resources for jobseekers and businesses

http://www.jobseekers.btik.com/

Employment Agencies in Leeds
A directory of over 300 of the recruitment agencies in Leeds to help you identify the ones which may be able to help you find work.

In addition to their contact details, the entries for each agency show whether or not their websites carry job advertisements, and include details about the areas of recruitment they specialise in.

Call Centres in Leeds and Yorkshire
Information on over 70 call / contact centres in the Leeds and Yorkshire region, including contact details, information on the nature of their operations and whether they provide outsourced services on behalf of third parties.

If jobs and careers information is shown on their websites, this is also indicated.

Leeds is one of the UK's largest centres for telephone-based customer services. There are call centre operations in several sectors of the economy, including financial services, retail and customer services management, telecommunications, breakdown services and utilities.

Directory of IT Services in Leeds
This directory has been published in response to frequent requests for details of local companies and organisations involved in the many aspects of computing and information technology, including: hardware, software, consumables, cabling and networks, consultancy services, training providers, internet services, e-commerce solutions and web site design.

The directory contains information on over 500 companies. In addition to their contact details, the entries for each company include a list of the products and services in which the company specialises, and under which it is indexed, together with further description of their services.

If there is jobs and careers information on their websites, this is also indicated.

Database of Voluntary, Community and Faith Organisations in Leeds
Find contact details for nearly 2,000 organisations, groups, clubs and societies in the Leeds area. Their entries show whether or not they recruit volunteers.

Related Links include:
JobSearch
Improve your job hunting skills with this information on finding vacancies, writing CVs, and preparing for an interview.

http://www.jobseekers.btik.com/

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

YORKSHIRE GRADUATE RECRUITMENT FAIR






10th June 11am - 3:30pm, University of Leeds, Sports and Exhibition Centre

The region's major graduate recruitment event

Open to new and recent graduates from all UK Universities

we are attending this event, with information on self employment and intellectual property.

http://www.careers.brad.ac.uk/ygrf/