[Libs-Or] Additional Learning Resources for Library Staff

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Mon Apr 6 12:24:21 PDT 2015

Greetings, everyone!

There continue to be a growing number of online learning opportunities - if you haven't checked out the following resources recently, it's time to do so again!

*         13 TechSoup webinars are now archived<http://learn.webjunction.org/course/search.php?search=TechSoup> in WebJunction's Course Catalog

*         Nearly 40 Gale archived webinars<http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/webinars/recorded/> about their databases

*         Online guides<http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary/help/user-guides> for LearningExpress Library, including a video overview (16 minutes)

o   One remaining live webinars scheduled for April covering LearningExpress Library 3.0 on April 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm<https://student.gototraining.com/2mj37/catalog/109496505?tz=America/Los_Angeles> (PT)

*         Be sure to check out all of the offerings at WebJunction, including:

o   Self-Paced Courses<http://learn.webjunction.org/course/index.php?categoryid=6>

o   Upcoming Webinars<http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html>

o   Archived Webinars<http://learn.webjunction.org/course/index.php?categoryid=3> covering everything from Advocacy & Outreach to Youth Services (almost A-Z!)

*         All Oregon library staff are eligible for the member discount for Lyrasis training events<http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx>

*         See below for the April schedule of Gale database webinars

*         Last but not least, check out Library Support's page of resources<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/conted.aspx>!

o   Includes links to several state library training calendars

o   Online courses (fee-based)

o   Self-paced online courses offered by other State Libraries (free)

o   A (long!) list of sites with archived webinars (arranged by sponsoring organizations)

Forget Spring Cleaning, it's time for Spring Learning!

April Schedule of Gale Database Webinars

If it has been awhile since you attended a Gale webinar, you might want to check one out this month. Gale is launching new interface enhancements on many of their products on April 2. This month's webinars will particularly highlight these changes. Read more about the changes on the Gale Web site<http://solutions.cengage.com/enhancements2015/>.

[PowerSearch.gif]PowerSearch & InfoTrac Collections
PowerSearch provides your patrons with access to all the Gale content in your library's collection through one, single search query. This training will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the latest enhancements to the PowerSearch platform.

*         April 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9437f0fb4e628c8cc753cc89b23a913b>

*         April 9, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=eaafb752fab73c5f900af10c01b35838e>

*         April 13, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8a725ce7d90430f4901a6308aa5fa17b>

*         April 21, 7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e12d0ca04688cb49802d6e50b609326b8>

[Student Resources In Context icon image sized 125px]Student Resources In Context
This ever-growing collection of premium cross-curricular content promotes learner engagement while fostering critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and creativity skills. Uncover how this resource removes the risk of unverified sources on the open web while delivering an authoritative, multimedia selection of essential content.

*         April 13, 7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e63ef486855d03edb4e13ee1fe404f193>

*         April 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=eaa2463cd962604ce4f8119dd56e97ec0>

*         April 27, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0f1cd2d7b20a506573d17e04b199e23b>

[Gale Virtual Reference Library icon image sized 125px]Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Learn more this award winning Reference tool  named Best Overall Database for 2012 by Library Journal.

*         April 2,  7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e678fe8ac093f6b3eb5494fe8af058086>

*         April 8, 7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)  <https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4b0d814099bd1a5017063ab794e9aa3b>

*         April 17, 8:00 am - 9:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e74b73d676d3eff7afeff72b2b20ebe87>

*         April 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebd2caab76eb23ae57dab08b2944ee95f>

[Opposing Viewpoints In Context icon image sized 125px]Opposing Viewpoints in Context
More than just pro/con source, this dynamic online library includes topic overviews, statistics, legislative data and more. Learning this interface will also help you navigate other "In Context" databases offered by Gale, including Student Resources in Context, U.S. History in Context.

*         April 3, 8:00 am - 9:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef1b8b4ee0777dfb0d1984fbb3ee7b46c>

*         April 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea3f44e012a05fad495a6a52e94af266f>

*         April 20, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=eef790a18754236da92f3b0e75a44ac02>

*         April 28, 7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0b27bb35006d3954bbf389990ba4bd64>

[U.S. History In Context.gif]U.S. History In Context
[Note: These sessions will cover both U.S. History in Context and World History in Context; Oregon's statewide database licensing contract with Gale provides access to U.S. History in Context only.]
These online historical resources are designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries. Learn how to construct and employ efficient search strategies for information retrieval; how to differentiate between basic, person, subject, chronological and advanced search options; and more.

*         April 9, 7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecd400e0a7520c492558ca2247c9e2e47>

*         April 21, 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea72c0e49fb02d9aecb929a363f97dbfd>

[Gale Usage Website]                [Gale Admin Tool] Gale Usage and Administrative Tools
Learn how to exploit these tools to give your library users the best research experience.

Gale Admin Tool

*         April 10, 7:00 am - 8:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=efd44594c5f201191ea48a0cb45a9a108>

Gale Usage Portal

*         April 8, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (PT)<https://cengage.webex.com/cengage/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3df0d3c99f6327fd79bd54bdca7c8959>

Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant
Library Support and Development Services * Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
503-378-2527 darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>
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