This webinar expands on basic premises and practices of reader's advisory, exploring new ways to address the needs of your library's core constituency of readers.
As libraries evolve and adapt to changing circumstances, it is crucial to our continued community relevance that we retain and serve our core constituency of readers. Reader's advisory specialists from The Seattle Public Library will expand on the basic premises and practices of reader’s advisory, sharing how to apply these practices across new platforms and technologies, enlist social media and catalogs to serve readers, and use form-based and virtual reader's advisory. Learn expert techniques for using the latest generation of advisory resources and other ways to better serve readers in libraries large and small.
Discovery service not doing what you hoped it would? Your library just bought a brand new video collection, but you can’t you find anything in it? As models like PDA and EBA become prevalent in all media formats, ensuring patrons can find what they are looking for is more essential than ever. But many types of content simply don’t rise to the top of discovery service searches, and other searches return too many unrelated results to be truly useful.
Here’s an idea: how about baking discovery into the actual resource? Let two product editors and a librarian walk you through their philosophy of search–that discovery shouldn’t mean losing discipline-specific searching, that videos and scores should be just as easy to find as books and periodicals, and cross-search should be a given – and then see examples of the impact this has on ease of use, find-ability, and ultimately, patron satisfaction.
Overview of resource for legal, news, and business-related research available through GALILEO to technical colleges and other subscribing academic institutions.
This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.
Worldcat.org is OCLC’s public-facing Web portal to the WorldCat database. It is a discovery tool for library-owned materials worldwide and a social networking tool for libraries and their patrons. This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.
This webinar explores new approaches to reference that embed the librarian in the community, answering questions at the point of need, and growing community connections.
At the innovative Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, librarians don’t just wait for the questions to come to them. They leave the building and embed the public library in the community. Through a series of projects and experiments, the Douglas County librarians have explored a new dimension of modern reference service, one that places their expertise at points of need to respond to the questions the public didn’t take to the library. By helping to define and answer questions in context, the embedded librarians add value to their community.
Representing Reference - Measuring Success: How one institution is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are doing with the results
As LYRASIS continues to explore assessment of information literacy training in libraries, this month we turn to the efforts of the staff at the William C. Jason Library at Delaware State University. They've developed a tool called Knowledge Check Survey - a survey administered (through LibGuides) to first-year university seminar students. In this presentation, staff of the William C. Jason Library at Delaware State University will present and demonstrate their Knowledge Check Survey and the results it has yielded so far. They'll share how the Knowledge Check Survey was developed and discuss its implementation as an instrument to assess information literacy (IL) sessions taught to First-Year University Seminar students. They'll also preview a new information literacy game, also developed by the librarians at Delaware State. They'll explain how the results are used to help them understand how to improve IL classes for future students.
PLEASE NOTE: While parts of this webinar will discuss issues in California, those in other parts of the country will benefit from its general applicability.
- Have you been hearing about the Common Core State Standards and wondering what they were?
- Do you think the “staircase of complexity” is an obstacle course stunt?
- Are you looking for proven examples to collaborate with your local school district on the CCSS?
- Are you interested in learning how you can simply and easily incorporate the Standards into your existing programs and services?
Public Libraries are often seen as community centers in terms of their collections, programs, services, and space. With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards now occurring in California and 44 other states, the time is perfect for public libraries to be seen in their communities as an integral piece of the CCSS.
During this webinar, participants will learn what the CCSS are, how they will affect students in California, as well as simple and effective ways to incorporate them into existing library programs and services. Find out how to collaborate with local schools to assist students as they begin to navigate the “staircase of complexity” and “integrated models of literacy.”
Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.
This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.
Let the new Britannica School help you integrate the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards into your lesson planning!
Use With just a few clicks of the mouse, Britannica School provides educators quick and easy access to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. Conveniently organized by subject and grade level, thousands of topical articles, student activities, and teacher resources are ideal for classroom lessons and special projects. Resources are included for all levels, PreKindergarten up through high school.
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE For those who help people make informed health coverage decisions. This detailed review of the Marketplace (Exchanges), includes eligibility, enrollment, plan structure, Medicaid expansion, and the streamlined application. Thissession covers many of the same topics as the Health Insurance Marketplace 101 session, but it is provided in more depth. We suggest you take this or Marketplace 101, not both.