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First Tuesdays–US Census

FROM WSL:  WHAT’S NEW UNDER THE SUN?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT

Mark your calendars now for November’s First Tuesdays webinar:  What’s New in the Census, presented by Lia Bolden, U.S. Census Bureau.
Learn what’s new on the U. S. Census webpage and how to navigate census complexities to find necessary data.

First Tuesdays is designed as a continuing education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington. These free webinar presentations are recorded and archived so others may listen at their convenience.  Questions? Please contact Carolyn Petersen at carolyn.petersen@sos.wa.gov.

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Gale Webinars in December

Please feel free to register for these webinars, with your supervisor’s approval.  They can be added as External Trainings in Cornerstone.

 

Biography in Context

Discover how Biography in Context can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.
December 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
December 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
December 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
December 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than 15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching
ease, and much more.

December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
December 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)

 

National Geographic Kids

Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and age-appropriate content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

December 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)ber 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Gale Webinars in September

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. Remove the risk of unverified sources on the open web while delivering an authoritative, multimedia selection of essential content.
September 17, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
September 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than 15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved
navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching ease, and much more.
September 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
September 29, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
September 14, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

Literature Resource Center/ LitFinder/ MLA

Learn about the brand new mobile-responsive interface for Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, and MLA International Bibliography in this exciting session. In this session, you’ll learn how to navigate the new look, connect to literature studies and programming, and much more.
September 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
September 9, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
September 21, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)

 

Librarians–remember to enter this in Cornerstone when you’ve completed a webinar.

Gale Webinars in June

Biography in Context

Discover how Biography in Context can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that shaped their lives.
June 1, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See
what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than
15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved
navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching
ease, and much more.
June 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
June 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
June 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
June 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
June 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)

 

To register–click on the link with the date and time.  Librarians–remember to add your external training in Cornerstone!

Gale Webinars in May

Remember, each one hour webinar counts as 1 CE credit for this year–but only if you remember to log this training in Cornerstone.

The hyperlinks below will take you to each webinar.  All of the times are EASTERN, so remember to take off 3 hours for PACIFIC.

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.
May 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia
to deliver an engaging way to develop critical-thinking skills.
May 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
May 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
May 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database”! See
what made GVRL the readers’ choice: more than
15,000+ authoritative reference titles, improved
navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching
ease, and much more.
May 7, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
May 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)
May 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Biography in Context

Discover how Biography in Context can enhance assignments (and improve outcomes) through multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the
societal forces that shaped their lives.
May 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET)

Changes Ahead for LearningExpress

This fall LearningExpress will launch a new interface–3.0.  Here’s the blurb from their press release:

Upgraded features in LearningExpress Library 3.0 include a sleek new format and user interface that provides easier access to content. Libraries have the option of posting links to the overall library or posting direct links to specific centers—a collection of related resources organized around a theme or classification of user (i.e., a college student, etc.). Users can now search and access tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks before signing in and downloading content into their secure personalized portfolio, “My Center.”

The new test preparation tools enable users to select viewing answers during testing or at the end, after scoring. Practice in untimed or timed modes help students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams.

The new tutorial design provides more feedback and guidance, including pre- and post-tutorial assessments and prescribed study plans with links to content for additional learning. Improving basic skills in reading, writing, math, and basic science will be easier than ever with more recommendations for follow-up learning, for further practice and review.

Please note:  when we migrate to 3.0 we will keep 2.0 active for 6 months since our customers may have work-in-progress.  Sometime in mid-2014 LearningExpress will shut down 2.0. 

And Windows 8 tutorials will be included in the new interface.

Free Gale March Training Webinars

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Library Journal’s “Best Overall Database” for 2012! See what made Gale Virtual Reference Library the readers’ choice: 8,000+ authoritative eBooks, improved navigation, a colorful new interface, cross-searching ease, and much more.

March 6, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

March 12, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

March 18, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Gale LegalForms

Law students, professionals, and general users will find officially approved, professionally written documents, downloadable in multiple formats. Take the guesswork out of legal research with this one-of-a-kind resource that delivers the same forms used in actual legal practice.

March 7, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

March 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

March 29, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

From climate change to immigration, find thousands of thought-provoking pro/con arguments in Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Balanced overviews and fact-based opinions from curriculum-focused references combine with multimedia to deliver an engaging way for students to develop critical-thinking skills. Join this webinar to see how you can integrate Opposing Viewpoints in Context into your library or lesson plan.

March 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

March 21, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

February EBSCO Training Opportunities

2013 begins with some unique online training opportunities for librarians!  These free one-hour WebEx sessions will include an introduction to the database, searching tips, special features, and will include time for questions and answers.  All you need is a computer with internet access and a telephone or computer speakers/VOIP headset for the audio.  These will be recorded for viewing at your convenience if you are not able to join the live session(s) and will be available on our training site (http://training.ebsco.com).  To register, please click the link below the date.  If the class is full, please register for a future session on our training site. 

After you register, you will receive an immediate confirmation from messenger@webex.com.  If you register for a class and do not receive an email, please check your spam filters.  If you still cannot locate your confirmation email, please contact us at customersuccess@ebscohost.com.

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 @ 10:00 am
To Register:  Click Here

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954.  In this session, we will discuss the new interface and how easy it is to access drawings, step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and wiring diagrams for specific vehicles. We will also explore AutoIQ, a complete interactive guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance.

Legal Information Reference Center
Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 12:00 pm  
To Register:  Click Here

Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.  We will discuss the interface designed specifically for this database and browse many top consumer-interest areas of law, including: business law, financial planning, family law, real estate, immigration and travel, patents, wills and estate planning.

Small Business Reference Center
Friday, February 8, 2013 @ 8:00 am 
To Register:  Click Here

Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on topics such as starting a company, operations management, and sales.  We will discuss the interface designed specifically for this database and browse top business categories and a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section and creating business plans that lead to successful funding. We will also look at the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos.

Mango 101 Is In Session

Ciao, Salut, नमस्ते

Mango is dedicated to helping our library become a hub for language and culture in our communities.  Join them for a short and sweet virtual training on how to make the most of our Mango subscription.  Topics include:

–  Quick Mango demo: get up-to-date on what Mango is all about!
–  Frequently asked questions
–  Ways to promote language-learning in your library and boost usage

Join the party and register for Mango 101 on any of the following dates:
Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Gracias!  | Thank You!

New Resources for 2013!

By reorganizing our package deals with Gale and EBSCO, we are able to offer four new subscription resources in 2013!

DemographicsNow (Gale): http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=6457
U.S. demographic data for gaining consumer and market insight for opening a business, finding an audience for products/services, or analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population. Standard and custom reports for download.
Training Videos:
How to Access the 2010 Census Data (3:50)
How to Generate a Demographics Report (5:43)
How to Use Maps (7:30)
User Guide:
DemographicsNow User Guide

Student Resources In Context (Gale): http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=6458
Information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Content is aligned to curriculum. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content — primary sources, overviews, videos, and interactives.
Training Videos:
Navigating the Homepage (1:15)
Searching (1:28)
Topic Pages and Documents (2:50)
Tip Sheet:
Student Resources in Context Search Tips

Science Reference Center (EBSCO): http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=6459
Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Content is correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Training Video
Searching Tips User Guide
Help Sheets:
Basic Search
Browse by Category
Advanced Search
Curriculum Standards

Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO): http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=6460
Videos provide interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures, and ‘how to’. Advice includes how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Also includes demographic data and other local information.
User Guide

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