Thursday, October 22, 2009

FAS eLearning Course in Sligo Libraries

FÁS, in partnership with the Sligo County Library Service, are delighted to introduce the ‘FÁS eLearning at the Library Project’ to the Sligo and Tubbercurry libraries. This learning programme has been developed by FÁS for people with little or no IT skills as well as those with some basic IT skills.

The E-Learning at the library initiative aims to attract those who would like to develop their PC/IT Skills in a supported workshop environment in areas such as Introduction to Computing, Internet Use and Email. Progression to complete online courses such as ECDL, Health & Safety, Finance Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word/Excel (as well as many others) is wholly encouraged and supported.

A number of courses are available for free on-line at Sligo local libraries! Once a learner has become comfortable with the computer basics through practical library workshops, they will be registered on a suitable course and can then begin working from home if they wish. All you need to have is a computer and a broadband connection.

E-Learning at the library is a wonderful opportunity for people to develop and improve their IT skills at a pace that suits them. Each leaner will be assigned a FÁS facilitator who will help leaner’s to get to grips with computer and Internet basics through the use of workshops. The FÁS facilitator will help each learner to choose the right course and will introduce them to the dedicated E-Learning website. They will also be on hand to help learners with any difficulties that might arise.

Courses Available:

Computer Courses
- ECDL (Version 5)
- Microsoft Excel (2003 & 2007)
- Microsoft Word (2003 & 2007)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (2003 & 2007)

- Introduction to project management
- Book Keeping
- Effective administrative support
- Practical budgeting skills for business
- Basic business Maths
- Digital Media
- Accounting
- Finance fundamentals

Health & Safety Courses
- Office Safety
- First Aid (CPR)
- First Aid (Basic)
- Back Safety
- Fire Prevention & Safety
- Success Over Stress

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ballymote Library News

Ballymote Library will reopen on Tuesday 6th October 2009 at 1pm.

Usual opening hours will apply,
1-5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-5pm and 6-8pm Thursday, 9.30am – 1.30pm Saturday.

Preparations are underway for the opening of a new Ballymote Community Library in autumn of next year, 2010, and we look forward to providing a first class library service in a modern fully equipped branch. For further information you can ring us on 071 9111850 or email us at