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Did You Know? Boost your skills with Atomic Training

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 2:37 PM by Elizabeth Land

Did You Know? is a series of posts about services offered by the York County Public Library. To learn more about the services we offer, visit our website.

No matter how computer savvy you are, any new computer program can present a challenge, especially if you are relying on them to complete your school assignment, apply for a job or edit your family's vacation photos. We know how difficult it can be to master some of these programs, so the York County Public Library offers Atomic Training to help!

Atomic TrainingAtomic Training is a database of on-demand video software training tutorials. Library cardholders simply create an account to gain access to thousands of training videos from home. The videos break down a variety of popular software applications, including Microsoft Office, Windows 7 and 8, Adobe Photoshop, iPhoto, iPads, Google Drive, and Facebook. Each series offers different levels of learning, from general overviews to advanced tips. Here are some situations where Atomic Training could come in handy:

  • You have to turn in a FAFSA application to get financial aid for college, but you are confused by the process. Check out the FAFSA module!
  • You want to use Twitter in your classroom to interact with your students, but you're not quite sure how. Check out Twitter for Educators!
  • Your grandkidds keep saying words like "friending" and you want to surprise them by learning how to use Facebook. Check out the Facebook module!
  • You want to make your resume stand out, but you only know the basics of Microsoft Word. Check out the Microsoft Word module.

These are just a few ways the York County Public Library's Atomic Training resource can help you. The individual videos are short — averaging around 3 minutes each — so it won't be too long before you become an expert. To get started, visit the library's Research & Homework page and click on "Atomic Training" For more information, call the York County Public Library Reference Desk at 757-890-5120.