Tag Archives: Reference

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

 

Gale Cengage Learning

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


Fake News – 1 LEU

 

Image of text that says Fake NewsWhat makes fake news fake? As a society, we have been bombarded with the idea that the news we consume every day is fabricated, but the truth is far more complicated than that. Join Indiana University East librarian KT Lowe as she discusses the identifiable traits of fake news, offers tips on how to tackle fake news claims and demonstrates what makes real news real.

Date Recorded: 3/1/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: KT Lowe / Indiana University East


Infographic Tools – 1 TLEU


image of different types of infographics charts graphs

A picture says a thousand words, but when paired with data, it can say even more! Join us as we share tools you can use to bring your data to life.


 

Date Recorded: 5/24/2016

Some links and information mentioned during the webinar:

Infographic tools

Inspiration

Infographic video tools

Data Sources

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Jennifer Clifton and Emily Schaber / Indiana State Library


INSPIRE for Kids – 1 TLEU


Millions of articles, hundreds of government websites, and countless catalog records are all available to you through the INSPIRE. You’ll learn search tips, discover unique collections, and explore a valuable, reliable tool available to all Hoosiers. This session focuses specifically on INSPIRE databases that will be the most useful for those serving kids in grades K-12.

Date Recorded: 7/20/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library


Indiana’s State Data Center: Access the Data You Need! – 1 TLEU

logo for the Indiana State Data CenterWhat do you need Indiana’s State Data Center for? Demographic data for your next grant proposal, raw data to compare this year’s statewide economy to last year’s, fun facts to share with  your students and patrons, and much more. Learn how to request data, how to partner with us, and receive an overview of the services we provide to you.

Date Recorded: 6/17/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Katie Springer / Indiana State Library


Researching with State and Federal Government Resources – 1 TLEU

image of a bookcase with books and a globeAre you or your patrons looking for an authoritative source for information when filling out that grant application, completing a research paper, or just wanting to know what your elected representatives are doing? Learn the ins and outs of searching for government information in the Indiana State Library’s collections and on government websites. This webinar is designed to provide an introductory overview for locating current or historical government information. No prerequisite knowledge required.

Date Recorded: 2/8/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Brent Abercrombie and Andrea Glenn/ Indiana State Library


Simplified Technology Training for the Public – 1 LEU

drawing of a variety of computer devices How One Library Evolved to Fit the Technology Needs of Their Community…In 2015 the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library had an all-too-familiar problem to solve: how to fulfill the need for technology help in the community. While they previously offered formal computer classes, the library found that customers were wanting technology help on their terms. The technology team at the library took a step back and decided to take a very informal approach to tackle the problem, and thus “Digital Drop In” was born. “Digital Drop In” is a weekly 2-hour window where people can come in with any and all technology questions, and team with tech-savvy library staff are available to help as best they can. From old answering machines to brand new tablets and laptops, and from quick questions to weekly visitors, the “Digital Drop In” has been a great success and has eliminated the library’s need for traditional computer classes.

Date Recorded: 2/16/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Laura Brack/ Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library


Introduction to INSPIRE – 1 TLEU

logo for Indiana's INSPIRE databasesMillions of articles, hundreds of government websites, and countless catalog records are all available to you through the INSPIRE. You’ll learn search tips, discover unique collections, and explore a valuable, reliable tool available to all Hoosiers in this 32 minute overview of INSPIRE.

Date Recorded: 2/16/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Paula Newcom / Indiana State Library


Genealogy 101 – 1 LEU

a graphic interpretation of a family treeResearching family histories can be fun, exciting, and provide a rewarding experience, but where does a novice researcher start? The genealogy librarians at the Indiana State Library have created an introductory level webinar, Genealogy 101. This webinar is designed with the novice researcher in mind and will help you start your journey. Topics to be covered include: the first steps, what information can be found in different record sets, and common mistakes or pitfalls to avoid.

Date Recorded: 3/21/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Crystal Ward & Alice Winslow / Indiana State Library