Tag Archives: Research

Do You Hear What I Hear? How Patron Bashing is Killing Our Spirit – 1 LEU

cat that is angryJoin Samantha Minnis and Matt Smith for an in-depth look at the oddly prevalent phenomenon of patron bashing. Is this a problem? Why do we do it? are there any therapeutic benefits to “letting off steam?” Matt and Samantha will use psychological research to answer these questions and discuss why avoiding patron bashing not only leads to better service for library users but a happier work life for library professionals.

Date Recorded: 12/1/16

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Samantha Minnis / Grand Valley State University and Matt Smith/ Kalamazoo Public Library


Government Websites for Kids – 1 TLEU

Logo for Ben's GuideThis webinar covers some well-known and possibly not so well-known government websites for kids and young adults. Media specialists, children’s librarians, and parents will be able to use this information to share with patrons, kids, and young adults to help them navigate safe websites with useful information, resources, and games. This session introduces federal government Internet sources and how they can be applied to every area of life from consumer safety, education, money management, and more.

Date Recorded: 12/4/15

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kimberly Brown-Harden and Angela Dubinger/ 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


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


The World War I Centennial: Getting Involved – 1 LEU

an image of a trench during WWIOn April 6, 1917, the United States officially declared war on the German Empire and entered World War I. This remains America’s forgotten war, although more Americans gave their lives than in Korea and Vietnam combined. Indiana and the World War I Centennial Commission will be commemorating the World War I Centennial over the next two years and using it an opportunity to educate Hoosiers about the war’s causes and consequences and to honor the sacrifice of Indiana men and women who served. Want to learn more about World War I and get involved in the Centennial? This webinar will educate attendees on ways to get involved as an institution or an individual and serve as a starting point to learn about events and exhibits happening in the state and around the country. Use this webinar as a tool to spark participation within your library!

Date Recorded: 3/28/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Lauren Patton / Indiana State Library