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.

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.