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Fall 2018 Access PA / POWER Library Training
October 11, 2018
Registration for the live 2018 Fall Training sessions is now open! There are 9 sessions scheduled across the state. The new e-resources will be the focus of Fall Training this year, and HSLC and Gale Cengage trainers will be leading the sessions at all locations. Please keep in mind that while the deadline for registering is one week before the scheduled session, space is limited and seats will be filled on a first come basis.
Please note that we will not offer training on the use of SHAREit ILL software. If you are completely new to SHAREit, please watch the two training videos available online here. (Contact us at email@example.com if you need the password to view videos and access SHAREit documentation.)
Bring a Laptop, iPad, or other Internet Enabled Device
Please bring your own internet-enabled device to the training in order to fully participate. Wi-Fi will be available at all locations and power outlets for recharging devices will be available during breaks.
8:15am – 9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 11:30am: Sessions
Session A: Gale E-Resources for K-12 School Libraries
This session, geared toward School Librarians, will focus on the newly acquired Gale e-resources. The session will cover e-resources appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students. The Gale e-resources that will be covered in this session are Kids InfoBits, Research In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, InfoTrac Student Edition, and Educator’s Reference Complete. An overview of the products will be given and participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning. We’ll also share best practices for getting the most of these e-resources in your library and how you can integrate them into classrooms and professional development.
Session B – Gale E-Resources for All
This session, geared toward Public and General Reference Librarians, will focus on the newly acquired Gale e-resources. The session will cover e-resources appropriate for public, academic, and school library patrons of all ages. The Gale e-resources that will be covered in this session are Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Collections, InfoTrac Newsstand, Business Insights: Essentials, and Books and Authors. An overview of the products will be given and participants will have the opportunity for hands-on learning. We’ll also share best practices for getting the most of these e-resources in your library and how you can integrate them into programming and professional development.
11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch (on your own)
12:30pm – 3:00pm: Sessions
Session C – Diving Deeper into Gale E-Resources for School Libraries
This session, primarily for School Librarians, will further explore newly acquired Gale e-resources of interest to the school library community and patrons. . InfoTrac Newsstand, General OneFile, Academic OneFile, Books and Authors, GREENR, and LitFinder will be covered during this session and an opportunity for hands-on practice will be provided. We’ll share best practices for taking student research to the next level with these resources!
Session D – Gale E-Resources for Research and Learning in the Library
This session, primarily for Public and General Reference Librarians, will further explore newly acquired Gale e-resources that support research and learning. The afternoon session will include Gale e-resources that are helpful for homework help, homeschool groups, and academic, public, and school library patrons of all grades and ages. Kids InfoBits, Research In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, InfoTrac Student Edition, and LitFinder will be covered during this session and an opportunity for hands-on learning will be provided. We’ll share best practices for serving students with these resources and make sure you’re comfortable finding what they need!
Act 48 and Continuing Education Information
Certified school librarians are eligible to receive Act 48 credit hours for attending a session. Act 48 credit forms will be provided at each session. Librarians from public, academic or special collection libraries are eligible for CE credits. Certificates will be handed out to all attendees upon completion of each training session.
To help answer your questions regarding the Access PA/POWER Library Fall 2018 training sessions, please visit the Training Frequently Asked Questions on the POWER Library Portal, or contact HSLC at firstname.lastname@example.org.