[Libs-Or] Statewide Databases: Black History Month Resources in Gale + Webinar Calendar & Tech Support for Gale & LEL

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Fri Jan 20 13:45:13 PST 2012


Here are a few ideas or reminders related to the statewide database offerings.

Combine Promotion of an Event or Holiday with Promotion of a Database
Julie Pepera, a fabulous trainer from Gale, sent a sample list of Black History Month resources available in Gale. If the attachment does not come through for you and you want a copy, let me know. The document was geared towards K12, but you could create bookmarks to specific content in any of the Gale databases. Some libraries feature a database of the month, and others feature content related to certain holidays or events. Promoting specific resources for Black History Month by tying that to content in U.S. History in Context or specific eBooks in GVRL, for example, seems like a great way to accomplish both goals. For more about creating Gale bookmarks, read this archived Libs-Or message or view this short Gale tutorial:

Free Monthly Webinars from Gale & LearningExpress
Just a friendly reminder that Gale offers free webinars every month to familiarize library staff with a variety of their databases. As an example, there's a session on Friday the 27th that covers the new interface for the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and there's one on Monday the 30th about Opposing Viewpoints. Check out their national product training calendar to register.
            http://support.gale.com/gale/index.html (Click on Product Training Calendar at the bottom of the middle column.)
            http://galesupport.com/oregon/ (Click on Training Opportunities in the blue bar at the top of the page.)

LearningExpress also offers free webinars about LearningExpress Library every other Wednesday. The two in February are on the 1st at 9am and on the 15th at noon Pacific time.

Tech Support for Gale & LearningExpress
When you have questions about database access or statistics, please contact tech support for the appropriate vendor.

The email and phone number for Gale tech support are listed on the support page for Oregon libraries and on the State Library's Statewide Database Licensing Program page.
            http://galesupport.com/oregon/ (It's towards the middle of the column on the right.)

Need to contact LearningExpress? Try these two links.

Happy Friday!


P.S. What happens when you need this information later and you've deleted this email? You are always welcome to contact me. Also, another option is to browse the Libs-Or archives. Since you'll probably remember that I posted the email, you can sort by author to narrow your searching.

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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