Just a friendly reminder that today from 3:30 to 5:00 pm Pacific is the Gale webinar called What is a Library Database? See below for a description.

 

You do not need to register, and a PDF with access information is included in the postings on Northwest Central and the two Gale support sites for Oregon libraries.

            http://www.nwcentral.org/what-library-database-gale-webinar-0

            http://galesupport.com/oregon/ (Click on Training Opportunities in blue toolbar at top of page.)

            http://www.galesupport.com/oregonacad/ (Click on Training Info in column on right.)


Hope you can join us!

The next Gale webinar in the spring series, Finding eResources to Support Library Programming, will be on April 3rd from 11:00 am to noon Pacific.


Thanks,

Jen

 

Jennifer Maurer

School Library Consultant

Oregon State Library

250 Winter Street NE

Salem, OR 97301

503.378.5011

jennifer.maurer@state.or.us

 

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Over the next three months, Julie Pepera, a great Gale trainer, will offer six webinars on three different topics. I’ve included a table for quick reference to easily mark your calendars, and below that is more detailed information about each webinar topic. I’ll send technical details about how to join a webinar in a reminder email coming soon. This information and the technical details are also posted on Northwest Central. Hope you can join us for one or more trainings!

Schedule at a Glance

Gale Webinar Topic

Date

Time

What is a Library Database?

Tuesday, March 13th

11:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific (90 min.)

What is a Library Database?

Wednesday, March 21st

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Pacific (90 min.)

Finding eResources to Support Library Programming

Tuesday, April 3rd

11:00 am to noon Pacific

Marketing Your Gale Databases

Wednesday, April 18th

11:00 am to noon Pacific

Finding eResources to Support Library Programming

Thursday, May 3rd

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Pacific

Marketing Your Gale Databases

Tuesday, May 8th

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Pacific


Webinar Descriptions

What is a Library Database? 

This one and a half hour web training session is designed to help new librarians, library staff, community organizers, and teachers understand what a library database is and how these resources can help their students, patrons, and communities. An introduction to the library databases will be covered as well as a discussion about what is available and how to use them to help people. Attendance certificates can be provided upon request.


Training Objectives:                                                      

  To understand the difference between using the open internet and using databases to help patrons and students

  To understand the tools built into the library databases and how they can help many different types of people

  To develop strategies for using the resources to answer common patron questions

  To learn some strategies for integrating these resources into the classroom

  To learn what eResources are available to you through the Oregon State Library

 

Dates:

Tuesday, March 13th 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific

Wednesday, March 21st 3:30 am – 5:00 pm Pacific

 

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Finding eResources to Support Library Programming

Using the tools available through the Oregon State Library and Gale Cengage Learning, this one hour webinar will show you how to locate resources to support library programming. Help celebrate things like Black History Month and Women’s History Month. Book and periodical titles available to Oregon residents will be discussed, as well as strategies for easily getting these tools to patrons and students. Attendance certificates can be provided upon request.


Training Objectives:

  To learn what eResources are available to you through the Oregon State Library that will help support special programming

  To develop strategies for promoting the eResources both digitally and at the library


Dates:

Tuesday, April 3rd 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

Thursday, May 3rd 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pacific

 

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Marketing Your Gale Databases

This one hour web training session will help libraries learn how to promote their eResources. Tools for ordering free posters, bookmarks and tent cards will be covered. Discover pre-created outreach letters and press releases to help you reach out in your community. Also, an introduction to using social networking and online media to promote libraries digitally will be covered. Attendance certificates can be provided upon request. 


Training Objectives:

  To discover pre-created outreach tools you can use in your community 

  To learn about some of the most popular online social networking websites and tools that can help promote library programs and which may be right for you

  To develop strategies for promoting the eResources both digitally and in the physical world

  To learn what eResources are available to you through the Oregon State Library that can benefit patrons

 

Dates:

Wednesday, April 18th 11:00 am -12:00 pm Pacific

Tuesday, May 8th 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pacific

 

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Still want help using a specific Gale database? Check the national Gale webinar schedule. Remember that many databases use the same interface. Therefore, if you wanted to know more about how to use Academic OneFile, for example, you could sign up for the PowerSearch webinar since they use the same interface.

            http://galesupport.com/oregon/ (Click on Training Opportunities in the blue toolbar at the top.)

            http://www.galesupport.com/oregonacad/ (Click on Training Info in the column on the right.)

 

As always, if you have questions, please ask.

Thanks,

Jen

 

Jennifer Maurer

School Library Consultant

Oregon State Library

250 Winter Street NE

Salem, OR 97301

503.378.5011

jennifer.maurer@state.or.us

 

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