Be Connected

If you want to learn how to get started online and be confident using computers, tablets and smartphones, then it’s time to Be Connected. These short courses include face-to-face training, online teaching and how-to guides.

The short courses cover many topics such as:

  • Internet banking
  • Safety on the internet
  • Searching family history
  • Finding out what an app is and how to use it
  • How to watch TV online

You can also book a one-on-one half hour session with one of our friendly library staff members.

If you want to learn from home, the Be Connected site lets you ask questions on any topic with easy to understand answers. Visit Be Connected

You can go also find short courses on the LinkedIn Learning website. You can access them for free using your library number (under the barcode on your card) and your pin (six digits with your date, month and year of birth). Click here to start: Linkedin Learning Library

Book a Librarian

Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have question about something you have recently learned? Book in for a one-on-one half hour session where a staff member will help answer your questions.
You can Book Online (use the category function to choose a date and time) or phone your library of choice.

Goomeri LibraryFirst Thursday of the month, 2pm-4pm
Bookings essential: phone 41684340

Gympie LibraryWednesdays 9am-12pm
Bookings essential: phone 54810859

Imbil Library - First Tuesday of the month, 9.30am-11.30am
Bookings essential: phone 54845488

Kilkivan Library –  First Thursday of the month, 10am-12pm
Bookings essential: phone 54841209

Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays and Fridays, 2.30pm-4pm
Bookings essential: phone 54864355

Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays, 11am-12.30pm
Bookings essential

Be Connected Sessions

Using the Cloud
Gympie Library - Thursday 26 May 10am-12noon
Explore the benefits of the cloud and how it can be used to back up and share photos and other important documents from your computer or mobile device. You will learn how to use the cloud and Google Maps to locate your devices and share your location with close family and friends.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online.

Advanced online security
Gympie Library – Thursday 26 May 1pm-3pm
These exciting new courses introduce you to advanced ways of protecting your privacy and personal information online. Discover how to manage your passwords with a Password manager and install antivirus software to protect your devices from viruses and other malicious threats. You will also learn some other top tips for keeping you safer online.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online.

Safety First
Kilkivan Library – Thursday 2 June 10-12noon
Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, as well as run antivirus software.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Apple iPhones : Getting started
Gympie Library – Thursday 9 June 10-12noon
New to the world of iPhones? Learn how to get started on your iPhone. Join us as we take a look at how you can adjust the security, privacy and accessibility of your device. Find out about your system and network settings and how you can adjust the device for your needs.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Write a Cover Letter
Gympie Library - Thursday 9 June 5.30pm
This Digital Springboard course covers how to write a cover letter, but with a digital edge. It provides best practice tips for writing a cover letter when applying for a job and gives participants a sense of the digital tools they can use to stand out from the crowd.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Apple iPhones: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 23 June 10-12noon
Have fun and stay safer with your iPhone. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your iPhone and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Android Phones: Doing More
Gympie Library – Thursday 23 June 1-3pm
Have fun and stay safer with your phones. We show you how to use the camera to take great photos, how to block nuisance messages and how to get some peace and quiet with the clever Do Not Disturb feature. We also look at how you can save and easily find files on your phone and how to enter the wonderful world of listening to radio podcasts.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Researching family history
Kilkivan Library – Thursday 7 July 10-12noon
In this course, you will learn how the internet can be used to help you research your family history.
You will explore the kinds of tools and services that are available, and some of the costs you might encounter.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Queensland Government Websites
Gympie Library – Thursday 14 July 10-12noon
In this course, you’ll learn about some of the key government services you can access online, as a resident of Queensland. You will find out about the qld.gov.au website and how you can access services and manage your personal information, by using your QGov account.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Safety First
Gympie Library – Thursday 14 July 1-3pm
Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, as well as run antivirus software.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Build your CV
Gympie Library - Thursday 14 July 5.30pm
This Digital Springboard course is for people who want to build their CV from scratch or give their existing CV a quick refresh. It will cover the key components of a great CV and share tips for making it stand out from the crowd. Participants will get a better understanding of how to talk about and showcase their strengths, skills and experience. The course also includes tips on digital tools which can help build a CV.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

TV, Movie and Music Streaming Services
Gympie Library - Thursday 28 July  10- 12noon
It wasn't so very long ago that we could only watch our favourite TV shows at set times each week, and if we missed an episode, well, that was that! The availability of high-speed internet services allows us more control over when we watch not only TV and movies, but also when and how we listen to music and the radio. This course looks at how you can use the internet to provide a world of entertainment, on demand.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

Connecting to others
Gympie Library – Thursday 28 July 1-3pm
In this course, you will learn what equipment you need in order to get set up for video calling. This includes a webcam, speakers/headphones, and a mic; these are commonly already built into your computer or mobile device.
Bookings Essential: phone 54810859 or visit here to book online

 

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