October 29, 2012

Zinio now available at OCLS!

We are pleased to offer a new service for patrons who love to read magazines! More than 250 e-magazine titles are available through a new service, Zinio for Libraries.

The e-magazines can be read on your computer and a variety of mobile devices. All you need to get started is a library card in good standing.

Get the app and start reading now!

Posted by Human Resources at 11:47 AM | |

September 19, 2012

Are You a Language Learner?

Occasionally we post vacancies with a language requirement - English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole. If one of your goals is to learn or brush-up on a language that you'd like to include on your resume one day, the library has the resources to help!

Informe, Mango Languages and Rocket Languages are all databases that you can use through OCLS to achieve this goal. Visit our Learning Languages page for links to these databases as well as additional resources.

Mango Languages even has an app for iPhone, iPod, iPad & Android. Check it out!

Posted by Human Resources at 2:02 PM | |

August 20, 2012

Applying for a job at OCLS - FAQ's

Question: How do I apply for a position?
Answer: Applying is fast and easy. First you'll first need to create a resume profile. Follow these easy steps:

1. Go to our website at www.ocls.info, and click on the jobs link at the top of the page.

2. Click on the Current Vacancies link. Scroll down on the Current Vacancies page and you'll see a "Search Jobs" button. Below that button there is a link to View All Jobs. Click that link and you'll be able to see our current vacancies.

3. Select a job and click on the job title to view it. At the bottom of the page, tell us how you heard about the job by selecting an option from the list and then click the "Submit your Resume to this job" button.

4. Click on the "Create your Resume Profile" link and continue as prompted.

Question: Can I bring my resume to the Human Resources Office?
Answer: We only accept on-line resumes for posted vacancies. Paper applications and resumes will not be accepted.

Question: For what positions are you accepting applications?
Answer: Our vacancies are updated every Friday. Visit our Jobs link to review and apply for a position. You can apply for any vacancy posted on the Orange County Library System's website www.ocls.info or announced on the job line (407) 835-7413.

Question: I'm not sure if my resume was submitted. How can I be sure?
Answer: After you submit an application, you will receive an e-mail thanking you for your interest and stating that you have successfully submitted your application. If you don't receive this message, call the Human Resources department at (407) 835-7610 or (407) 835-7632 for assistance.

Question: It's been a long time and I haven't heard anything. Can I call the manager?
Answer: Due to the number of applications we receive it is not possible for the manager to meet or call everyone who applies. The Human Resources department is happy to answer your questions and keep you updated on the status of your application and the position.

Question: I don't understand how to submit my application. Who do I call for help?
Answer: Feel free to call Human Resources at (407) 835-7610 or (407) 835-7632 and we can walk you through the process of submitting your application or troubleshooting issues with the site.

More FAQ's

Posted by Human Resources at 12:17 PM | |

July 27, 2012

OCLS Database - NoveList® Plus

If you are looking for the next book for your book club, or just want to find a great book to read, try NoveList® Plus. NoveList has information on over 200,000 fiction and non-fiction titles, including popular author Read-alikes, book discussion guides, award lists and much more.

NoveList® Plus is one of the best online library resources for readers and is found in the Books & Literature section of the Online Databases. It can be used with other useful tools, like Read the Books or Books & Authors.

This resource is available with your library card and PIN from all library computers and from your home or office computer. For more information about applying for a library card, visit Get Your Card.

Posted by Human Resources at 4:23 PM | |

June 27, 2012

Magazines & Newspapers

Are you tired of old newspapers and magazines piling up in the recycling bin? Tired of wasting money on subscriptions to newspapers and magazines that you don't have time to read in their entirety?

Put your tax dollars to use at the Library! Through the Library, a variety of newspapers and magazines are available online. Access them all through the online resources found in the Magazines & Newspapers area of our online databases. You can also visit any library location to read newspapers and magazines in person. Many publications can be checked out. Take a look at what's available and give it a try!

Posted by Human Resources at 9:28 AM | |

May 31, 2012

Technology @ OCLS

Do you use QR codes when you shop to get more information about a product? Well, you can also use QR codes at OCLS to get information about the services we offer!

We use QR codes to enhance your experience at our locations and in our website. You'll find QR codes on event posters that you can scan to add the date to your calendar. Other QR codes will contain a location's address that can be sent directly to your phone's map.

It's never been easier to access to the Orange County Library System's services. Try it today!

Posted by Human Resources at 8:13 AM | |

April 26, 2012

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity

As you may already be aware, the Orange County Library System was recently the beneficiary of the single largest gift in Library history. At a short ceremony, Mr. Kendrick Melrose, formerly CEO of the Toro Corporation, presented the Library with a ceremonial check for $1,000,000 to establish The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity.

These funds will be used to develop the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity on the second floor of the Main Library. This center will become a place for entrepreneurs, students and small businesses to collaborate, learn, share ideas and bring their stories to life.
Click on the following links for more information.

Library Journal

TIC blog

Posted by Human Resources at 4:45 PM | |

March 27, 2012

Online / Virtual Classes

Are you interested in taking a computer class but don't have time to come into the library? Take a class at home! Self-paced online classes in English, Haitian-Creole, and Spanish are available to anyone with a valid library card and pin number. Classes include, Access level I, Computer Basics Level I,
Resume Writing, and Word Level I & II to name a few.

All live online/virtual classes are free to Orange County Library District resident cardholders, fee cardholders, and Orange County Property Owner cardholders. To avoid a $5 late cancellation fee being assessed to the library account, class reservations must be cancelled by 11:59 p.m. the day before the class is scheduled.

Computer speakers or a headset is required for audio. After you register, you will receive a link to the live online class. Take a look!

Posted by Human Resources at 2:21 PM | |

January 3, 2012


What exactly is Freading?

Freading is a brand new way to enjoy e-books.

The Orange County Library System is pleased to offer this new service, just in time for use with the eReaders, smart phones, tablets, and computers you received as gifts.

With Freading, you'll find thousands of eBooks from every genre, and you can explore them all without ever waiting on a hold or worrying about late fees. Read on your computer or take the book with you on a compatible eReader, smartphone, or tablet! Give it a try!

Posted by Human Resources at 4:46 PM | |

December 14, 2011

Is Live Online Learning Right for You?

Do you need to get computer training but find it impossible to fit it in with your hectic schedule?

Then why not consider enrolling in the Orange County Library System's live online computer training? You can now attend live, interactive computer classes from the comfort and convenience of your home or office! Take a look at this online class demonstration!

Posted by Human Resources at 4:45 PM | |

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