Private Classes

Computer basics (includes creating an email account)
How to use the eReader
E-services
Facebook basics
How to use an ID card
Internet and information sources
Office software (word processing, spreadsheets and presentation, e-mail)
How to use Table Scanner
Young parents back into labour market
Library Web Page
Tablet and Smartphone basics
How to use graphics tablets
For job seekers

Computer basics (includes creating an email account)

The class is meant for elderly persons with little to no computer skills. In pre-registration your prior computer experience is specified. Accordingly a personal training program is set up.

Purpose

Teach computer skills taking account of the prior experience of a reader.

Subject

  • Getting acquainted with the computer, keyboard and mouse
  • How to find information on the internet
  • How to create an email account and how to use it
  • Getting acquainted with e-catalog ESTER
  • How to use library`s website

Expected result

The patron who has passed the training is able to find necessary literature using e-catalog ESTER, find information on the Internet, use the library`s website and communicate over email.

Duration: 1-1,5 hours.


 

How to use the eReader

The class is meant for patrons with no prior experience with eReaders.

Purpose

Provide the patron with skills and knowledge necessary for independent use of eReader.

Subject

  • Buttons
  • Sensitivity of a touch screen
  • Home screen
  • Functions: settings, library, files, screen brightness, web browser etc.
  • Reading a book
  • Loading files onto your eReader

Expected result

The participants can independently use eReaders.

Duration: 1 hour

Pre-registration is required. You can do it in the Department of Literature in Estonian Reading Room, ls@nulltln.lib.ee or 683 0917


 

E-services

The training is meant for readers with little or no experience using ID card based e-services.

Purpose

Provide readers with necessary skills and knowledge that enable them to use different e-services independently.

Subject

  • Public e-services (ID-ticket, e-School etc)
  • E-banking (SEB, Swedbank etc)
  • State institutions (e-Tax Board, eSTAT etc)
  • E-services of companies (EMT, Eesti Energia etc)
  • City of Tallinn`s e-Services
  • Library`s e-Services (ELLU, Minu ESTER)
  • Digital history (My eHealth – prescriptions, information about the family doctor, survey results etc)
  • State portal Eesti.ee
  • Web pages with ID support

The participant is able to

Distinguish between different e-Services and use them.


 

Facebook basics

The target is to introduce this highly popular online social networking service. You will learn how to create and use you FB account.

Precondition for participation is Computer Prior Knowledge and an existing e-mail account.

Purpose

To provide basic knowledge and skills of further independent FB use.

Subject

  • Acquaintance with FB
  • Creating FB account, adding a photo and additional information
  • Finding contacts and creating a friend list
  • Questions about privacy and security
  • Messages and notifications in FB, photos and LIKING pages
  • Deactivating your FB account

Expected result

The participant knows different possibilities of using FB, is able to find pages of interest, contacts and communicate.

Those who have passed FB basics course and all others who are interested can schedule a private lesson in a library.

The private lesson enables the librarian to devote more time to specific questions which the user might have.

Duration: 1-1,5 hours


 

How to use graphics tablets

The aim of the course is to give an overview of the possibilites of graphics tablets, share the user knowledge and experience with the participants to enable the further independent use of graphics tablets.

In the class we use graphics tablet Wacom Intuos Pro M.

You can get answrs to following questions:

  • What is a graphics tablet?
  • What is it used for?
  • What does a graphics tablet do?
  • How to connect you tablet to your computer?
  • What are the basic design tools?
  • What is a control panel, a stylus wheel and a stylus pen?
  • Graphics tablet`s features and functions, technical information

Pre-registration is required. You can do it in the Department of Literature in Estonian Reading Room, ls@nulltln.lib.ee or 683 0917


 

How to use an ID card

The schooling is meant for readers with little or no experience in using ID card. ID card is the safest method for authentication and enables quick and easy access to multiple e-Services.

In pre-registration we make sure that the reader has:

  • PIN codes (PIN 1 and PIN 2 – issued along with the ID card). In case you have lost or forgotten your ID-card PINs, you will be able to receive a new code envelope from a service point of Police and Border Guard Board or a bank branch.
  • Valid certificates. In case the certificates are expired you can renew them ee/id-kontroll/

 

Purpose

Teach the readers to use ID cards according to their practical needs.

 

Subject

  • Where to use ID card
  • id.ee
  • PIN codes and Certificates
  • ID card utility
  • Safety
  • Digital signature
  • Mobile ID

 

Expected result

The reader who has passed the training is able to use the ID card independently and safely, sign documents digitally and knows additional possibilities of using the ID card.

Duration 1-1,5 hours.


 

Internet and information sources

Knowledge and the ability to use internet and different information sources enables  to find rapid answers to all questions emerging in everyday life. The knowledge acquired can be used in studies, work and leisure activities.

 

Purpose

The aim of the training is to give the reader knowledge and experience that will enable to find necessary information on a particular subject, book or article.

 

Subject

  • Defining information necessary to carry out tasks within a field of work or study
  • Comparison of Google and NETI: differences and similarities
  • Getting acquainted with Tallinn Central Library web site. Overview of possibilities and services the library has to offer and what kinds of materials are available.
  • How to use e-catalog ESTER
  • Database of Estonian articles ISE and how to use it
  • Database EBSCO
  • Information literacy

 

Expected result

The participant can differentiate between sources of  information and is able to use them.

Duration: 1 hour


 

Office software (word processing, spreadsheets and presentation, e-mail)

The training covers audio tutorials for MS Office 2007 and MS Office 2010 and video tutorials for Libre Office.

Links to programs.

The librarians will help the participants if necessary.

It is possible to go through the training program in all the departments and branch libraries of Tallinn Central Library using a computer in library`s computer Network or connecting your personal laptop to library`s wireless network. Pre-registration is required.


 

How to use Table Scanner

The goal of the training is to give a brief description of how the scanner Works, for what it is used and share the user knowledge and experience with the participants to enable the further independent use of the scanner.

During this training you will get acquainted with the Table Scanner CanoScan LiDE 210.

You get answers to the following questions

  • Why digitize your photos?
  • How scanners work?
  • Things to consider when scanning photos?
  • How to connect a scanner to a computer and how to use a skanner?
  • What you can do with digitized photos?
  • Best websites to upload your photos?

To participate you have to pre-registrate in the Department of Literature in Estonian Reading Room, ls@nulltln.lib.ee or 683 0917


 

Young parents back into labour market

Our library helds a special course for young parents returning to the labour market. The course is designed to meet the training needs of this target group.

Aspects a parent has to consider before starting job search

  • Where to leave the children while attending job interviews, different courses and trainings
  • How to find out kindergartens with affordable prices and suitable hours
  • How to find career information and best sources for open jobs
  • How to make yourself visible to employers
  • How to write job application documents and how to prepare for a job interview
  • Where to find necessary materials and literature

To participate you have to pre-registrate in the Department of Literature in Estonian Reading Room, ls@nulltln.lib.ee or 683 0917

Subject

  • Introduction of kindergartens and their possibilities
  • Benefits the Unemployment Insurance Fund has to offer (including job applications and insurance)
  • Getting acquainted with different job boards on the Web
  • Composing job application documents
  • Building your strength on the fact that parenting gives you additional background and knowledge
  • Preparing for a job interview

 

The reader who has passed the training is able to

  • Find suitable offers in job boards (e.g. part-time job)
  • Compose and submit required job application documents
  • Find information about training opportunities, consulting services, legal acts and insurances on different web sites

 

Duration: 1-1,5 hours. Prior computer literacy is required.


Library Web Page

Library web page tutorials are conducted to help the readers understand different library services.

 

Subject

  • Opening hours
  • Locations of departments and branch libraries
  • Making reservations for computer workplaces
  • User trainings
  • Rules and regulations
  • Events calendar
  • Information requests
  • Book presentations
  • Bookselling
  • Readers recommend
  • E-library

 

The reader who has passed the training is able to

choose between and use different Library services.

 

How to start a family tree?

You will learn the basics to start your family tree, get acquainted with additional resources such as data bases, bibliographies and SAAGA which containes digitized archive materials.

 

To participate you have to pre-registrate in the Department of Literature in Estonian Reading Room, ls@nulltln.lib.ee or 683 0917


Tablet and Smartphone basics

You will get acquainted with the general principals and ways of operating these devices, helpful hints for using a Smartphone or a Tablet are given and suitable apps for download recommended.

 

Subject

  • For what are those applications meant?
  • How does a smart device simplify your life?
  • What is Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows?
  • What is an application and how to use it?
  • What is Google Play?
  • What is mobile ID and how to use it?

 

The participants can either use their own Tablet or  librarys device Google Nexus 7 (16 GB). If you have any Smartphone questions to ask  you have to take your smartphone with you.


 

For job seekers

Library offers classes specifically aimed at job seekers.

Questions all job seekers face

  • Where and how to register as a job seeker?
  • Where to find job vacancies?
  • How to make yourself visible to the employer?
  • Which documents do you need to apply?
  • How to prepare documentation for job application?
  • Where to find corresponding literature?

 

Subject

  • Possibilities of Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund
  • Job boards and how to use them
  • Writing documentation for job application
  • Compiling a CV
  • Adding CV to a database
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Creating an email account
  • Literature search in e-Catalog ESTER

 

The participant is able to

  • Search for job in job boards
  • Compile a CV and add it to the database
  • Write documentation for job application
  • Search corresponding literature in e-catalog ESTER