Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Popular Software Tutorials -- LearningExpress Library

Adobe Software
Microsoft SoftwareWould you like to learn Adobe Photoshop or Dreamweaver?  Maybe you need to enhance your skills with Microsoft Excel 2010.  Don’t remember seeing these courses listed on the schedule of computer classes?  That’s because you can learn these at your own pace using LearningExpress Library.  This database offers a variety of popular software tutorials at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Among the available software tutorials are Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop; Microsoft Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word, and Publisher; as well as Windows 7, Vista, and XP.  If you registered for your library card at a Birmingham Public Library location, the software tutorials can be accessed from home using your library card.  Choose LearningExpress Library, then type in your name and library card number.  Once you enter the database, you will create a username, password, and enter your e-mail address.  Select "Popular Software Tutorials" from the list of Learning Centers in the left column and you are ready to get started.  You can also access the tutorials from home if you set up your account at a BPL location.

Taking courses on these software programs can be very expensive. A local search for a Word 2010 course revealed a cost of $129 at a community college.  Library patrons can access these software courses at no cost through LearningExpress Library.  See how much your library card is worth!  Due to popularity, books and DVDs on these topics are often checked out.  The checkout period is limited in order to make the material available to as many patrons as possible.  With LearningExpress Library, there is no need to meet a specific class schedule or reserve material that is checked out.  You access the database at your convenience and decide how quickly to move through the material.  

In addition to software tutorials, LearningExpress Library provides a wealth of other resources.  These include test preparation for civil service exams, ACT, SAT, and ASVAB preparation, resume assistance, GED preparation, and many other wonderful resources that you have to see to believe.  LearningExpress Library saves you time and money while allowing you to learn at your own pace.  Please take advantage of this excellent database and all the information it has to offer.

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