FEL Training through the State Library

This is just a friendly reminder that the State Library of Florida offers terrific on-demand and live webinar training opportunities (in-person by request) on Florida Electronic Library resources through this link:
http://www.flelibrary.org/training/

“The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style: on demand, live webinar, or on-site in your library.”

They offer training on many topics:
FEL/Gale Resources and Mobile Access
Gale Databases – Behind the Scenes
Homework Help Using FEL Resources
Integrating eResources into the Classroom
Research for Media Specialists
Small Business Help Using FEL Resources
The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
What You Don’t Know About FEL Business Resources
What You Don’t Know About FEL Health Resources
 

Have a great weekend!
Traci

FEL Training

Some of you may be interested in the online librarian training currently being offered by the Florida Electronic Library.  Below are some of the webinars currently available for June, and there are many on-demand classes as well:     

–          World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview, The Webinar

–          Reader’s Advisory Using FEL Webinar

–          FEL/Gale Resources and Mobile Access Webinar

–          Homework Help Using FEL Resources Webinar

–          New FEL Business Resources Overview Webinar

–          Reader’s Advisory Using FEL Webinar

–          FEL/Gale Resources and Mobile Access Webinar

All registrations for these workshops must be done at the State Library’s training opportunities webpage. Once there, to view all currently available workshops, scroll over “Course Offerings” (upper-left menu) and click on Webinars, On-Demand Offerings, etc.  (Attendance may be limited.)

FEL New Year News

Florida Electronic Library Adds Small Business Resource Center and DemographicsNOW

The Florida Electronic Library has added two new online resources for business development and small business entrepreneurs: the Small Business Resource Center andDemographicsNOW (Florida Edition).

Small Business Resource Center
Honored for the second year in a row in the prestigious New York Library Association – Best of Reference List, it provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with a one-stop source for all the key information needs including:

  • Financing.
  • Financial planning.
  • Business plan creation.
  • Market analysis.
  • Sales strategy.
  • Tax planning.

Read more


New Titles for the Florida Electronic Library

The Florida Electronic Library added the following titles:

American Revolution Reference Library
Provides in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports. (4 vols)

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion. (5 vols)

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America
Covers the hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture. (5-vols)

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
Covers the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history. (5 vols)

Read more

Reader’s Advisory Using the Florida Electronic Library

The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style. Choose from on demand, live webinar or on-site in your library.
Reader’s Advisory Using the Florida Electronic Library

This course will provide attendees with an overview of FEL’s new resource – Books & Authors, which provides reader’s advisory for children’s, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction. Books & Authors is specially designed to complement the browsing habits of today’s Web user, integrating easy-to-follow menus that allow users to broaden and narrow their searches according to author, title, series, awards and other criteria. At the same time, its meticulously edited database — developed by a team of genre experts – delivers up-to-date, reliable information. The instructor will demonstrate how to efficiently and effectively get the most out of Books & Authors.

This session is ideal for all library staff.
· Live webinar Monday, January 10 at 12:00 p.m.
· Live webinar Friday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Register online at http://www.flelibrary.org/training/.

Other courses available include:
· The World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview
· Homework Help: Using FEL Resources
· Patron Outreach: Creating Easy Access and Increasing Usage of FEL Resources
· A Healthy Perspective: Health Research Using FEL Resources
· FEL QuickStart: General and Academic OneFile Searches
· The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
· Following the Trends: Understanding FEL Reports and Analysis Data
· Making It Personal: Customizing Your FEL Products

Stephanie F. Race
Division of Library and Information Services
R.A. Gray Building, 2nd Floor North
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
sfrace@dos.state.fl.us
850.245.6630 voice
850.245.6643 fax

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Florida Library Training Calendar

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Health Research Using FEL Resources

The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style: on demand, live webinar, or on-site in your library.
A Healthy Perspective: Health Research Using FEL Resources

There is an abundance of high quality health related material available through the FEL for both the layperson and the health professional. Discover the strengths of each of the resources for different types of health research projects and queries. Using sample questions, learn which resources are best for health research and how to use them.
This session is ideal for all library staff.

· Always available on demand
· Live webinar Monday, December 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Register online at http://www.flelibrary.org/training/.

Other courses available include:
· The World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview
· Homework Help: Using FEL Resources
· Patron Outreach: Creating Easy Access and Increasing Usage of FEL Resources
· FEL QuickStart: General and Academic OneFile Searches
· The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
· Getting Down to Business: Effective Use of FEL Business Resources
· Following the Trends: Understanding FEL Reports and Analysis Data
· Making It Personal: Customizing Your FEL Products

Resources for the 2010-11 Florida History Fair

www.floridamemory.com/OnlineClassroom/history_fair

Sponsored by the Museum of Florida History, the Florida History Fair (FHF) is an annual, statewide activity that enhances the teaching and learning of history at elementary and secondary levels.

Debate and Diplomacy in History

This year’s National History Day (NHD) theme is “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.”

A Florida History Fair entry can address any person, event or idea from any time or place in history, but it also must relate to the annual theme.

The following list of Florida topics was developed by staff of the Museum of Florida History and the Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State. This list gives examples of resources available, but is not comprehensive.

Additional resources are available at the State Library and Archives of Florida in Tallahassee and through the Florida Electronic Library online.

New FEL Resources Overview: Small Business Resource Center and DemographicsNow

The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style. Choose from on demand, live webinar or on-site in your library.

New FEL Resources Overview: Small Business Resource Center and DemographicsNow

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the two newest FEL resources – Small Business Resource Center and DemographicsNow. Both resources are useful for small business owners and entrepreneurs; Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and maintaining a small business, and DemographicsNow can help determine who and where customers are. Attendees will learn the most efficient and effective search strategies and tools of both resources.

This session is ideal for all library staff.
· Always available on demand
· Live webinar Friday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m.
· Live webinar Friday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Register online at http://www.flelibrary.org/training/.

Other courses available include:
· The World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview
· Homework Help: Using FEL Resources
· Patron Outreach: Creating Easy Access and Increasing Usage of FEL Resources
· A Healthy Perspective: Health Research Using FEL Resources
· FEL QuickStart: General and Academic OneFile Searches
· The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
· Following the Trends: Understanding FEL Reports and Analysis Data
· Making It Personal: Customizing Your FEL Products

Online Training: Homework Help Using FEL Resources

The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style: on demand, live webinar, or on-site in your library.

Homework Help Using FEL Resources

Get an overview of the best FEL resources to use when assisting elementary, middle, and high school students with homework assignments. A multidisciplinary approach will be used to teach attendees about the FEL resources geared to the library staff and a student audience. Reference questions and assignments will be provided to help teach the practical application of the database to real life student research. The attendees will be taught the most effective and efficient search strategies to obtain the best results for student questions and research.

This session is ideal for children and youth services staff, media specialists, and anyone helping students with research.

· Always available on demand
· Live webinar Friday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Register online at http://www.flelibrary.org/training/.

Other courses available include:
· The World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview
· Patron Outreach: Creating Easy Access and Increasing Usage of FEL Resources
· A Healthy Perspective: Health Research Using FEL Resources
· FEL QuickStart: General and Academic OneFile Searches
· The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
· Getting Down to Business: Effective Use of FEL Business Resources
· Following the Trends: Understanding FEL Reports and Analysis Data
· Making It Personal: Customizing Your FEL Products

The World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview


The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offer access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training programdesigned to meet the needs of all library staff.  With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style: on demand, live webinar, or on-site in your library.

The World of FEL/Gale Resources: A General Product Overview

This course will provide attendees with a multidisciplinary overview of the FEL/Gale resources with an emphasis on how each of the resources will practically apply to possible reference desk questions and research projects.  Learn more efficient and effective strategies for answering questions and conducting research using the FEL resources.  Attendees will also learn how to best use tools like search alerts, bookmarks, language translation, user accounts, mark lists, and more.  A dynamic training approach will be provided with practice lab search questions, reference role-playing sessions, and simulated patron research projects.

This session is ideal for anyone helping patrons with research.

  • Always available on demand
  • Live webinar Friday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Register online at http://www.flelibrary.org/training/.

Other courses available include:

  • Homework Help: Using FEL Resources
  • Patron Outreach: Creating Easy Access and Increasing Usage of FEL Resources
  • A Healthy Perspective: Health Research Using FEL Resources
  • FEL QuickStart: General and Academic OneFile Searches
  • The Power of Web 2.0: Best Practices Using FEL Resources
  • Getting Down to Business: Effective Use of FEL Business Resources
  • Following the Trends: Understanding FEL Reports and Analysis Data
  • Making It Personal: Customizing Your FEL Products

Online Training Available for New FEL Resources -DemographicsNow and SBRC

The Florida Electronic Library—your gateway to superior electronic resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information—offers a training program designed to meet the needs of all library staff. With its blended curriculum, you can take advantage of the training that best suits your learning style. Choose from on demand, live webinar or on-site in your library.

New FEL Resources Overview: Small Business Resource Center and DemographicsNow

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the two newest FEL resources – Small Business Resource Center and DemographicsNow. Both resources are useful for small business owners and entrepreneurs; Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and maintaining a small business, and DemographicsNow can help determine who and where customers are. Attendees will learn the most efficient and effective search strategies and tools of both resources.