Adult Computer Classes Announced!

computer classWe have three adult computer classes scheduled for the fall. The first class will focus on using Microsoft Word to create a resume, the second class will focus on iPad basics and the third class will cover computer file organization for beginners.

Sign up for one or more of these workshops today! Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact the library at (518) 828-1792.

The workshop series is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library.

Microsoft Word – Resume and Career Focus
Friday, October 30, 12:30-2pm 
This course will focus primarily on the creation of a cover letter and resume. All participants should bring their most recent resume and/or job history (with dates/locations). A flash/thumb drive is also suggested, but not required. You’ll learn how to set up a resume, how to select and use Microsoft Word templates and how to format the document to meet your needs.

iPad Basics
Saturday, November 7, 10am-11:30am
All participants will be required to bring their own iPad to the class. You’ll learn the functions of various icons, how to add an app to an iPad, how to change the iPad settings, how to copy/paste/print, and how to access the Internet.

Beginners – Basic Computer File Organization
Friday, November 13, 12:30-2pm
This class is a Beginner Level Class which will introduce participants to the basic computer file organization. You’ll learn where files can be stored for easy access, how to find programs and documents, and how to bookmark a page and save a page as a Favorite for future review.


Need a Job? Check Out JobNow

job search

Trying to navigate today’s job market is tough. Luckily, the library has resources to make finding your new career easier! Just visit the Columbia County Job Resource Center  and you’re on your way. Everything on this page is accessible for free; all you need to sign in is your library card barcode and PIN.

For your one stop job search needs, try JobNow, one of the sites available in the Resource Center. This database has links with useful tips and resources to help you start your job search, or to help you decide on a new career path. Once you find a position to apply to, JobNow gives you helpful hints on how to write a resume, complete with templates to get you started. If you have an upcoming interview, JobNow also offers live interview coaching!

If you’re looking to complete your education before applying to jobs, try both JobNow and the Gale Testing & Reference Center for practice tests, study help, and more. To browse current job openings in New York State, try Jobs Express through the NYS Department of Labor. And if you still have unanswered questions about your job search, check out Quick Answers for links to newspaper job listings, unemployment resources, and much more.