This two-part Webinar series will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. Cheryl Rowan (Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region) will provide an overview of the evolution of consumer health and then focus in on health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources, collection development core lists, and consumer health ethics. As this is such an essential topic for libraries, staff are encouraged to view these webinars in groups. A hands-on exercise will be provided during part one and participants will be encouraged to complete it (along with fellow library staff, if applicable) prior to attending part two, when the answers to the exercise will be discusse
Browsing bookstores is so easy, and so much fun. What if we did this in our libraries? How would a library make the changes? What would it look like in our catalog? How would the staff react? What impacts would such a change make to cataloging and purchasing? How would users react? Libraries are moving to different classification styles; attend this session to learn how one Idaho public library killed Dewey, and liked it!
Nebraska Library Commission - NCompass Live archived recordings are available free for anyone to watch. Registration for a live session is not required to view the archived recording. All NCompass Live recordings work on both PC and Mac computers.
This session reviews the recently updated Home Improvement Reference Center interface. Users can search using keywords or categories to find articles and videos on hundreds of Do-It-Yourself projects and learn how to use the advanced search page to utilize a number of limiters to greater control the entire search process.
This is a training calendar in case you would like to sign up to learn how to use LibGuides or LibCal which we will add to our website.
Now, over 450 self-paced online technology and business courses are at your fingertips! The State Library, through an arrangement with WebJunction, makes training opportunities available to Texas Library staff, 24/7. Courses on customer service, leadership, management, desktop software and more are available, including over 4,000 short instructional videos.
Getting Started – Request An Account
In order to verify that you are a Texas user, and so you can track your course progress, you need a Skillport login.
Visit webjunction.skillport.com and click on the Register link at the bottom center of the page.
Fill in your information as prompted -- you will need to create your own User ID and password and be sure to select Texas as your state sponsor. Please note that the User ID must adhere to these rules:
- the user name cannot start with an apostrophe (') or a dash (-)
- neither non-breaking white spaces (space, tab, new line) are allowed
- the following characters are not allowed: <> [ ] ( ) ; \ /
- the user name is not case sensitive (it is converted to lowercase by the system)
- the following characters are allowed: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 @ $ _ . ~ ' -
Submit your account request. Your request will be confirmed within 2 working days or less by WebJunction staff. Once approved, you will receive an email confirmation and can log in with the User ID and Password you chose, and start learning!
Take free, self-paced, online courses on a variety of library management, software and soft-skills topics, and you can also view archived webinars anytime, anywhere. Receive certificates of completion for your work, and keep track of your courses with a convenient personal login which you can create free as a Texas library employee.
WebJunction webinars are live audiovisual programs that are conducted online via WebEx web conferencing. Anyone who has an Internet connection can participate, listening to the audio broadcast through speakers or headset, or via phone. These free events allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners.
Library staff must be competent in a broad range of knowledge and skills in order to run an effective library. This ever-growing collection of resources covers the spectrum of the most critical topics for those working in the library profession today. These resources were freely contributed by WebJunction members, libraries and library organizations, and other experts in the field. Documents, articles, handouts, webinar archives, links to other online services and information, plus the latest news are all gathered here, by topic.