Archive for the ‘Elective’ Category

Posting photos to Nashville Public Library Flickr

Do you ever take photos at the library programs happening at your branch? Share them on the library’s Flickr account! If you’ve never seen the library’s Flickr account, please take a moment and give it a visit. I’ll wait. Seriously, go on, take a look. Do, dee, dum……..all finished? What’s the one thing that could […]

More Microsoft Office 2007

After you have oriented yourself to Microsoft Office 2007, explore more new features in these tutorials: Word Create your First Document Edit Text and Revise your Documents Make Documents Look Great Format your Document with Styles Outlook Get Out of your Inbox Manage your Mailbox III: Move or Copy Messages to Personal Folders Search Folders: […]

TEL Database Videos

Watch & listen to these  fifty-minute demonstrations on each of the  five databases represented in Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). Vendors from each database presented these trainings at Nashville Public Library in July, 2009. ProQuest HeritageQuest Online LearningExpress Library NewsBank TN Newspaper Collection EBSCO Points of View Reference Center Cengage Gale Databases (Power Search) Note:  Download […]

RSS & Podcasts – Part 1: Getting started

I saw my friend William last Saturday. He was carrying eight newspapers! I stopped and asked, “William, what’s with all the newspapers?” He said, “Well, I like reading the comic strips Pearls Before Swine and Dilbert, but they’re not in the same newspaper. Then, there’s this columnist I like in the New York Times and […]


Ever wanted to see how many lawyers practice in your zip code? Ever want to compile the addresses of your neighbors for a direct mail campaign? Ever wanted to find out the names of the top executives at local corporations? You can’t go wrong with ReferenceUSA, the mighty business directory and list-generator. Take a look […]

Metro Training Classes

Mandatory Metro Training: Mandatory Metro training classes count towards your Core Competencies total. Sexual Harassment Prevention Substance Abuse All employees (Non-supervisors and Supervisors) must complete these classes.  Supervisory employees are required to complete retraining every three years while non-supervisory employees are required to complete retraining every four years. Defensive Driving (DDC-6) – initial class Defensive […]

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar offers investment information for stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Find information by Ticker Symbol, Company Name, or by constructing a search with the stock/fund screener. Look in the Help & Education tab for an investment glossary, primers on specialized investments, and online tutorials in Morningstar’s Investing Classroom. Learn the basics of finding information […]

Nashville Public Library is in WorldCat

Nashville Public Library is in WorldCat. To celebrate, we’ve whipped up this lovely tour: Your mission, should you choose to accept it:1. Create a WorldCat login. 2. Create a brief list of books or movies. Example: The Fan’s Guide to Baseball. You can duplicate one of the library’s book lists, if you would prefer. 3. […]

Online Resumes

Building a Resume with word processing software is challenging for new computer users. After locating the templates, the task still requires familiarity with the table, format, and layout functions. Those crafting a resume at a public computer also contend with saving to disk or email storage, then exporting the files in various formats online. Streamline […]

LearningExpress 2: Resume and Interviewing Skills

We have looked at Job Search section of Learning Express. Once you find a job you’d like to apply for you’ll need to have a resume and some interviewing skills. Let’s look at the Resume and Interviewing Success Skills area of Learning Express. There are three modules in Resume and Interviewing Success Skills Module 1: Creating a […]