Tag Archives: Reference/Research

Get INSPIRED: Top INSPIRE Databases for Assisting Students – 1 TLEU

Join Beth Yates, Children’s Consultant at the Indiana State Library, as she highlights several INSPIRE databases that will be useful for those who serve students and who assist with homework assignments.

Date Recorded: 9/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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How IARA Can Help Your Library: Indiana Archives & Records Administration – 1 LEU

Indiana Archives and Records Administration logoThis presentation will address how IARA’s resources can help and be utilized by your library.  IARA’s staff, Vicki Casteel and Amy Christiansen Janicki will discuss a variety of archives and record management topics.  Vicki will share how to direct your patrons to IARA’s most popular genealogy collections and locate records with the recently updated Digital Index.  Amy will discuss creating a records management program, understanding retention schedules, and how the County Commission of Public Records can help you.

Date Recorded: 7/28/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Vicki Casteel, Director of Patron and Outreach Services and Amy Christiansen Janicki, Records Management Liaison / Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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Get INSPIRED – Live Demo/Q&A with Laura Jones – 1 TLEU

INSPIRE logo lifelong learning library for HoosiersINSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library.  INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.  This will be an informal question and answer session about all things INSPIRE.

Date Recorded: 8/11/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Laura Jones / Indiana State Library

 

Career Preparation with INSPIRE – 1 TLEU

INSPIRE logo lifelong learning library for HoosiersINSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library.  INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. This session will discuss the resources that will help patrons who are preparing for a new career, interviews, or exploring career paths. There will be an informal question and answer session about these resources.

Date Recorded: 7/14/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: George Bergstrom / Indiana State Library

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My Favorite Tech Tools and Shortcuts for Busy Library Staff – 1 TLEU

 

Keeping up with our busy work and personal lives can be a challenge! Technology exists to help make it a little easier, but how do you decide what to use? In this session, I will share some of my favorite tech tools and shortcuts that help maintain healthy work habits, as well as some ideas on how we can connect with our communities virtually. Bring some of your favorite tech tools or shortcuts to share and we’ll create a list of resources everyone will be able to access.  1hr / 1 TLEU.

Presenter Pam Seabolt has over 20 years’ experience in public libraries working in various capacities, including public services, technical services, technology, outreach services, programming, department manager, and branch manager. She has served as Community Engagement Librarian with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) since 2017. Through her role, Pam works with multi-type libraries across Indiana, and presents various training opportunities and meeting facilitation on topics such as technology, digital literacy, community engagement, soft skills, and customer service. Pam has extensive experience in working with staff to develop technology competencies and digital learning experiences, and has planned and implemented multiple technology projects. Pam has a Facilitation Skills and Facilitating Virtual Training Certificates from the Association for Talent Development, has been trained as a Public Innovator through the ALA/Harwood Institute’s Public Innovators Lab, and has training in Strategic Planning for Public Libraries through the University of Michigan. Pam’s educational background includes a B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies with a minor in History and a M.L.S. from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Date Recorded: 2/17/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Pam Seabolt / Community Engagement Librarian with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)

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EBSCO eBooks and the EBSCO App – 1 TLEU

Learn about the new EBSCO eBook collections for school and public libraries. There will also be a demonstration of the EBSCO app so that you can install the app on your mobile device and begin using it to search INSPIRE on the go.

Date Recorded:  04/14/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kara Cleveland, Professional Development Office Supervisor, Indiana State Library

Introduction to INSPIRE – 1 TLEU

INSPIRE logo lifelong learning library for HoosiersMillions of articles, hundreds of government websites, and countless catalog records are all available to you through the INSPIRE Virtual Online Library.  You will learn search tips, discover unique collections, and explore a valuable, reliable tool available to all Hoosiers.

Date Recorded: 1/13/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Paula Newcom / Indiana State Library

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History at Your Fingertips – 1 TLEU

James Whitcomb Riley with childrenHoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s statewide historical digital newspaper program, and Indiana Memory, a digital library containing materials from institutions across the state, are free resources from the Indiana State Library. This session will cover how researchers can use both collections, including search techniques, item descriptions, and application with other source repositories.
* Picture used in the thumbnail is James Whitcomb Riley with children from the Indiana State Library Digital Collections

Date Recorded: 11/25/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Justin Clark / Indiana Historical Bureau

 


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