Category Archives: Reference/Research

Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library – 1 TLEU


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Learn how Google’s G Suite web-based software can bring simplicity, flexibility, and collaboration to your library through Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive.  We’ll also cover how to sign up for Google for Nonprofits, which brings this platform to your library for free.

Date Recorded: 11/16/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Devon Henderson / Huntington City-Towhship Public Library


 

Encounter the Past: The Indiana State Library’s Digital Collections – 1 TLEU

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Focused on school librarians, this webinar is an introduction to the Indiana State Library’s digital collections.  It provides a basic overview of the collection and how to use them as primary source materials.

 

Date Recorded: 9/25/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Chris Marshall, Digital Collections Coordinator, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library


Using iga.in.gov – 1 TLEU

This webinar will show participants how to use the freely available information on the Indiana General Assembly’s website. Topics covered will include bill tracking and finding Indiana statutes and regulations.

Date Recorded: 9/20/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kim Mattioli, Student Services Librarian, Jerome Hall Law Library, Indiana University Maurer School of Law


Wix Workshop Part 2: Advanced Features with Wix – 1 TLEU


Take your Wix website to the next level.  In this session you will learn about free Wix tools you can use to promote and manage events on your website, optimize your site for search engines, and easily create and manage email newsletters.

Date Recorded: 4/27/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Stacey Lipschitz  / Academic Partnerships Manager with Wix


Legal Research Basics for Librarians – 1 TLEU

This webinar will help you answer legal research questions from patrons and will also help you assist patrons who are doing their own legal research. Starting with an overview of different types of legal authority we will distinguish between primary and secondary authority. Then we will look at strategies and tools for finding state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law. Paying special attention to Indiana materials we will demonstrate how to use a variety of free websites to conduct legal research on-line. We conclude with tips for how to stick to conducting legal research and avoid providing legal advice.

Date Recorded: 3/29/18

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:   Cheri Harris / Indiana State Library

 

 


Wix Wizardry: Free Websites in a Flash – 1 TLEU


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Attendees will learn what Wix.com has to offer as a free, drag-and-drop website building tool.  They will become familiar with the basics of using the Wix Editor to customize templates and add elements like images, text, pages, menus, and apps.

Date Recorded: 10/25/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Alexander Hampton / Central Library, Indianapolis Public Library


Let’s Talk: A Conversation About Information Literacy – 1 LEU


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Join us to talk about information literacy and lifelong learning in public, academic, and school libraries. We will share the perspective on the intersection of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education as well as lifelong learning after college. Please come and share your professional experiences and challenges. Information Literacy happens in all libraries. This webinar is worth 1 LEU.

Date Recorded: 11/3/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Lisa Jarrell and Brenda Yates Habich / Ball State University


Gale Cengage INSPIRE – 1 TLEU (see below for requirements)

 

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Gale has provided the Indiana State Library with several recorded webinars to share with Indiana libraries. The recordings are linked below. Please see each entry for TLEU requirements.  Webinars over 30 minutes equal 1 TLEU.  Because some of the webinars listed are less than 30 minutes, viewers must view 2 webinars together to equal 1 TLEU.

 


2018

Biography in Context, provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE).  Biography In Context is the first source to turn to for biographical research with periodicals, reference, multimedia, and more covering hundreds of thousands of individuals from all time periods, regions, and professions. This webinar covers basic search and browse navigation, and explores helpful tools for using available content.

Date Recorded: 2018
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter: Tammi VanBuren  / Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link:  Biography in Context (27 minutes)

Science in Context in the Classroom, provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE).  Gale’s Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented, one-stop resource that provides articles and science information at multiple reading levels.  It reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms, including:

  • Earth Science
  • History of Science
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Science and Technology
  • Science as Inquiry
  • Space Science
  • And much more

In this training, we will discuss how to use the content in Science in Context within the classroom and what tools are most effective to link students and teachers with age appropriate information to support learning & the curriculum.

Date Recorded: 3/2/18
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter: Andrea Rzepa  / Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link:  Science in Context in the Classroom (27 minutes)

The Biography in Context and Science in Context webinars, when watched together, equal 1 TLEU.


Books and Authors, provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE). Books & Authors offers new ways to explore countless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. With a unique Open Web component, Books & Authors is a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature, both online and in your library.

This web-based training will provide participants with in-depth coverage of the features and content in Books & Authors.  Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Locate essential information on favorite books, authors, genres, etc.
  • Learn how to post feedback and communicate with other end-users

This webinar is worth 1 TLEU.
Date Recorded:  2018
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter: Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link:  Books and Authors – 1 TLEU (43 minutes)


Health & Wellness Resource Center, provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE), is a comprehensive, consumer health resource providing authoritative information on health-related issues from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.  Now, with a mobile responsive design, and new features and tools, Health & Wellness Resource Center is your first-stop for answers to health related questions.  In this session we will:

  • Learn to navigate the new topic groups & search options,
  • Explore the tools available for all documents
  • And cover best practices for sharing the health information we find with others.

This webinar is worth 1 TLEU.
Date Recorded:  2018
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter: Stacey Knibloe  / Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link: Health and Wellness at Your Library – 1 TLEU (39 minutes)


LitFinder, provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE), offers thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays written by authors from all time periods and geographies. This webinar provides basic coverage information, details navigation strategies, and highlights promotional tools for National Poetry Month and other events.

Date Recorded: 2018
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter: Emily Mageski  / Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link: LitFinder (28 minutes)

Testing & Education Reference Center’s (TERC), provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE), newly enhanced experience gives users in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more.  Users will learn how to navigate through the database to locate the myriad of resources available from within, including but not limited to: searching for undergraduate and graduate school programs, locating resources to help you pay for college, career exploration tools (career profiles, career assessment and the resume builder), preparatory tests and eBooks. Join us to learn more about how TERC can empower users in your community.

Date Recorded: 2018
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter: Tammi VanBuren  / Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link:  Testing and Education Reference Center (27 minutes)

The LitFinder and TERC webinars, when watched together, equal 1 TLEU.


Gale Virtual Reference Library, provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE), provides unlimited 24/7 access to nonfiction eBooks. Libraries determine the specific titles they would like to own, so the titles shown in this webinar may vary from the eBooks in your collection. This webinar covers the basics of GVRL, including browsing eBooks, searching within eBooks/subjects/collections, and managing html and PDF entries with features like citations, highlights and notes, and Gale to Google/Microsoft integration.

Date Recorded: 2018
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter:  Andrea Rzepa, Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link:  – Gale Virtual Reference Library (32 minutes)


Supporting Entrepreneurs using Small Business Resource Center is provided free to Indiana residents via INSPIRE (library.in.gov/INSPIRE).  Would you like to get your business community more engaged with your library? Then this webinar is for you! Gale provides resources that are perfect for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business professionals. In this session we’ll provide an overview of the resources available, best practices for reaching out to business organizations, and provide materials to get the ball rolling. Bring your questions and share your experiences with your colleagues!

This webinar is worth 1 TLEU.
Date Recorded:  2018
Format: Webex Recording by Gale Cengage Learning
Presenter: Stacey Knibloe  / Trainer, Gale Cengage Learning

Recording Link: Supporting Entrepreneurs using Small Business Resource Center – 1 TLEU (34 minutes)

 

Learning Analytics and the Academic Library – 1 LEU


Analytics word colored pencils and handLearning Analytics and the Academic Library: What are the Intellectual Freedom and Informational Privacy Issues?  Higher education institutions are increasingly looking to mine student data in order to gain new, actionable insights into student behaviors using learning analytics technologies. Purportedly, these insights can help institutions improve student learning outcomes, increase student engagement, decrease time-to-degree measures, and ameliorate graduation rates. While on the face of it these aims are worthy of the resource expenditures necessary to build capacity for and implement learning analytics practices, there are serious serious threats to long-held values. Student privacy, academic and intellectual freedom, and the trustworthy relationships necessary for successful teaching and learning experiences are all affected by data mining practices that dig into and expose intellectual and social behaviors represented in a wide variety of data. This webinar will discuss the on-the-ground practices of learning analytics, how learning analytics specifically threatens these values, and why institutional actors–such as faculty, librarians, and advisors–should take notice. Special emphasis will be placed on particular concerns that arise when libraries participate in learning analytics with relationship to ALA’s Code of Ethics.

Date Recorded: 10/11/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kyle M.L. Jones / Assistant Professor at IUPUI Department of Library and Information Sciences