Plano Learns: Let’s Zoom!

In an increasingly virtual world, Zoom can help you connect to family, friends and colleagues.

On July 17, 2020 Plano Public Library hosted a virtual workshop introducing many of Zoom’s features as a follow-up to our Getting Started with Zoom tutorial.

Our library has moved our live programming to Zoom for the foreseeable future, and many other organizations are following suit. If you’ve already mastered the basics, check out the recording below for a more in-depth overview of the Zoom experience.

In this workshop, attendees learned different ways to participate and interact in Plano Public Library’s virtual programs, compare meetings to webinars and the limitations of each format, and learn how you can set up your own program for personal or professional purposes:


Additional Resources

Lynda.com

Provides online training courses that cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications). Requires a Plano Public Library card.

Learning Zoom by Garrick Chow, updated 5/2020. Introduces the most basic capabilities of Zoom.


Zoom: Leading Effective and Engaging Calls by Zack Arnold, released 5/2020. Explores more advanced options for creating engagement during Zoom meetings and webinars.


Leading Virtual Meetings by Kevin Eikenberry, released 2/2020. Examines more broadly the challenges of virutal meetings and how to approach this format.


Book a Librarian

Request one-on-one, uninterrupted help from one of our professional librarians. Each 30-minute session will be tailored to your specific needs and compatible with your schedule. Assistance with computer skills, reading suggestions, in-depth research, or help with new technology are a few examples of how we can help. Upon completion of the form you will be contacted within one business day to set up a virtual meeting. Requires a Plano Public Library card.

Using our Book a Librarian service, you can request assistance using Zoom and accessing virtual programs.


Zoom Support Tutorials

Explore Zoom’s Help Center for assistance with any number of topics. Zoom provides video tutorials as well to explore specific features of interest such as breakout rooms and closed captioning.


Library Resources for Small Businesses

Interested in using Zoom to support your small business? You may find Plano Public Library’s Small Business Resources page helpful. It includes curated links to database options. We also host relevant virtual programs, such as How to Start an Online Business.


Check our website and Facebook page for programming updates and live storytimes. View recordings of many of our virtual programs on our Youtube channel.

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